Splined is defined as grooves which were cut in a strip of wood or metal.
An example of something splined is the inside of a gear, causing it to be able to move in unison with the ridges on an attached metal shaft.
Variant of spline
- a long, flat, pliable strip, as of wood or metal, esp. one used in drawing curves
- a flat key or strip that fits into a groove or slot between parts
- the groove or slot into which it fits
Origin of spline; from eastern; English Anglian dialect, dialectal , probably akin to Norwegian dialect, dialectal splindra, a large, flat splinter: for Indo-European base see split