a long, narrow, thin strip of wood, metal, etc.; slat.
a long, flexible strip of wood or the like, used in drawing curves.
any of a series of uniformly spaced ridges on a shaft, parallel to its axis and fitting inside corresponding grooves in the hub of a gear, etc., to transmit torque.
Building Trades. a thin strip of material inserted into the edges of two boards, acoustic tiles, etc., to make a butt joint between them; a feather.
Mathematics, Engineering. a function that has specified values at a finite number of points and consists of segments of polynomial functions joined smoothly at these points, enabling it to be used for approximation and interpolation of functions.
verb (used with object), splined, splining. Machinery.
to provide with a spline or key.
to provide with a keyway.
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
a long narrow strip of wood, metal, etc; slat
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
(transitive) to provide (a shaft, part, etc) with splines
noun 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. Machinery. any of a series of uniformly spaced ridges on a shaft, parallel to its axis and fitting inside corresponding grooves in the hub of a gear, etc., […]
noun 1. a thin piece of wood or other rigid material used to immobilize a fractured or dislocated bone, or to maintain any part of the body in a fixed position. 2. one of a number of thin strips of wood woven together to make a chair seat, basket, etc. 3. Veterinary Medicine. an exostosis […]
noun 1. one of the rudimentary, splintlike metacarpal or metatarsal bones of the horse or some allied animal, one on each side of the back of each cannon bone. noun 1. one of the rudimentary metacarpal or metatarsal bones in horses and similar animals, occurring on each side of the cannon bone
noun 1. a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, bone, or the like, split or broken off from the main body. 2. splinter group. verb (used with object) 3. to split or break into splinters. 4. to break off (something) in splinters. 5. to split or break (a larger group) into separate factions or independent […]