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spline

 (splīn)
n.
1.
a. Any of a series of projections on a shaft that fit into slots on a corresponding shaft, enabling both to rotate together.
b. The groove or slot for such a projection.
2. A flexible piece of wood, hard rubber, or metal used in drawing curves.
3. A wooden or metal strip; a slat.

[Origin unknown.]

spline

(splaɪn)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) any one of a series of narrow keys (external splines) formed longitudinally around the circumference of a shaft that fit into corresponding grooves (internal splines) in a mating part: used to prevent movement between two parts, esp in transmitting torque
2. a long narrow strip of wood, metal, etc; slat
3. (Building) a thin narrow strip made of wood, metal, or plastic fitted into a groove in the edge of a board, tile, etc, to connect it to another
vb
(Building) (tr) to provide (a shaft, part, etc) with splines
[C18: East Anglian dialect; perhaps related to Old English splin spindle; see splint]

spline

(splaɪn)

n.
1. a long, narrow, thin strip of wood, metal, etc.; slat.
2. a long, flexible strip of wood or the like, used in drawing curves.
3. any of a series of ridges on a shaft, parallel to its axis and fitting inside corresponding grooves in the hub of a gear, etc., to transmit torque.
4. a thin strip of material inserted into the edges of two boards, acoustic tiles, etc., to make a butt joint between them; feather.
[1750–60; orig. East Anglian dial.; perhaps akin to splint]

spline


Past participle: splined
Gerund: splining

Imperative
spline
spline
Present
I spline
you spline
he/she/it splines
we spline
you spline
they spline
Preterite
I splined
you splined
he/she/it splined
we splined
you splined
they splined
Present Continuous
I am splining
you are splining
he/she/it is splining
we are splining
you are splining
they are splining
Present Perfect
I have splined
you have splined
he/she/it has splined
we have splined
you have splined
they have splined
Past Continuous
I was splining
you were splining
he/she/it was splining
we were splining
you were splining
they were splining
Past Perfect
I had splined
you had splined
he/she/it had splined
we had splined
you had splined
they had splined
Future
I will spline
you will spline
he/she/it will spline
we will spline
you will spline
they will spline
Future Perfect
I will have splined
you will have splined
he/she/it will have splined
we will have splined
you will have splined
they will have splined
Future Continuous
I will be splining
you will be splining
he/she/it will be splining
we will be splining
you will be splining
they will be splining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been splining
you have been splining
he/she/it has been splining
we have been splining
you have been splining
they have been splining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been splining
you will have been splining
he/she/it will have been splining
we will have been splining
you will have been splining
they will have been splining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been splining
you had been splining
he/she/it had been splining
we had been splining
you had been splining
they had been splining
Conditional
I would spline
you would spline
he/she/it would spline
we would spline
you would spline
they would spline
Past Conditional
I would have splined
you would have splined
he/she/it would have splined
we would have splined
you would have splined
they would have splined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spline - a flexible strip (wood or rubber) used in drawing curved lines
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
2.spline - a thin strip (wood or metal)spline - a thin strip (wood or metal)  
lath - a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework
louver, louvre, fin - one of a set of parallel slats in a door or window to admit air and reject rain
splat - a slat of wood in the middle of the back of a straight chair
stave, lag - one of several thin slats of wood forming the sides of a barrel or bucket
strip - thin piece of wood or metal
Venetian blind - a window blind made of horizontal strips that overlap when closed
Translations
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