mechanical splice


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mechanical splice

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′splīs]
(engineering)
A splice made to terminate wire rope by pressing one or more metal sleeves over the rope junction.
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mechanical splice

A type of fiber-optic splice that uses a connector to bridge between the two ends. Contrast with fusion splice.
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