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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n spline a thin strip (wood or metal)
    • n spline a flexible strip (wood or rubber) used in drawing curved lines
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Spline A long, flexble piece of wood sometimes used as a ruler.
    • Spline A rectangular piece fitting grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise on the other, both must revolve together; a feather; also, sometimes, a groove to receive such a rectangular piece.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n spline In machinery, a rectangular piece or key fitting into a groove in the hub of a wheel, and a similar groove in a shaft, so that, while the wheel may slide endwise on the shaft, both must revolve together. See cut under paint-mill.
    • n spline A flexible strip of wood or hard rubber used by draftsmen in laying out broad sweeping curves, especially in railroad work. The spline has a narrow groove on its upper edge to which can be anywhere attached the projecting finger of the heavy weight which keeps it in any desired position while the curve is being drawn.
    • spline To fit with a spline.
    • n spline In building, a thin piece of board, especially when used under certain conditions, as in light and thin ceiling, the filling of large panels like the backs of seats in a church, or the curved outer shell of the centering for an arch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Spline splīn in machines, the slot to receive a feather, the feather itself: a long flexible strip of wood or rubber used by draftsmen in laying out railway-curves, &c
    • v.t Spline to fit with a spline
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In literature:

Nails are driven or splines inserted as soon as each joint is glued.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
This shaft is driven by a spline and bevel gearing and is supported by a threaded feed-nut, carried in the lower bearing.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 3" by Various
The rotating ratchet is in the band of the cylinder and has a spline in it, and a pall on its outside.
"Report of the Hoosac Tunnel and Troy and Greenfield Railroad, by the Joint Standing Committee of 1866." by Tappan Wentworth

In news:

Schuler Inc, Canton, MI, announced several new approaches it has developed for stamping transmission components using advanced in-die processes such as spline forming with in-die rollers.
Long splined miters join the coffin-like case of this 18th-century corner cupboard.
Bulldog also included these gun-drilled 31-spline axles.
Spline Gages Ensure Part Interchangeability.
But look closer and you can find a lot of useful applications for these splines .
B- splines are the most familiar type of spline in Alibre Design and are useful for a wide variety of tasks.
However, the more important lesson is how to create dynamic items in general, regardless of whether or not they employ splines .
Many manufacturers prefer to use roughing hobs with a trapezoidal profile to rough straight side splines in part because it is less expensive to manufacture the tools.
Spline shank rotary hammer has a 12-amp motor producing up to 460 rpms for drilling into 5,000-psi concrete.
HTVM high-torque, low-speed motors transmit torque and motion through a hollow, internal-spline rotor.
The latest variation of this GMC comes to the competition sporting a Rockwell 2 1/2-ton axle with 2-inch, Ouverson 47-spline 'shafts, 6.72:1 gears, Ouverson Violator joints and an Ouverson locker.
Project Max Effort 1967 Cougar Three-piece Splined Sway Bars.
The rear is stuffed with 4.30 gears, 40-spline axles and a spool.
RPM now offers a wheel for short course trucks that features an unique spline drive system and is available in black or chrome finishes.
6 Up front, you'll need to specify which transmission you have (and, if necessary, its output spline count) when ordering the new shaft .

In science:

The average of integrated density of states hn(E )i is approximated by the spline interpolation through the chosen points.
Level statistics of XXZ spin chains with a random magnetic field
Abstract. A new global basis of B-splines is defined in the space of generalized quadratic splines (GQS) generated by Merrien subdivision algorithm.
Generalized $C^1$ quadratic B-splines generated by Merrien subdivision algorithm and some applications
The elements of GS2 (β ) are called generalized quadratic splines (abbr.
Generalized $C^1$ quadratic B-splines generated by Merrien subdivision algorithm and some applications
GQS) because their properties are similar to those of classical quadratic splines, which correspond to the choice βi = −1, 1 ≤ i ≤ n.
Generalized $C^1$ quadratic B-splines generated by Merrien subdivision algorithm and some applications
In section 2, we define a new global basis of B-splines for the space GS2 (β ) of GQS.
Generalized $C^1$ quadratic B-splines generated by Merrien subdivision algorithm and some applications