• Bench made with Pinned Mortise-and-Tenon Joints, Low Back
    Bench made with Pinned Mortise-and-Tenon Joints, Low Back
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj joint involving both houses of a legislature "a joint session of Congress"
    • adj joint united or combined "a joint session of Congress","joint owners"
    • adj joint affecting or involving two or more "joint income-tax return","joint ownership"
    • v joint separate (meat) at the joint
    • v joint fasten with a joint
    • v joint provide with a joint "the carpenter jointed two pieces of wood"
    • v joint fit as if by joints "The boards fit neatly"
    • n joint marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking
    • n joint junction by which parts or objects are joined together
    • n joint a disreputable place of entertainment
    • n joint (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
    • n joint a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    • n joint the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Thru Boring for a Butt Joint Thru Boring for a Butt Joint
Laying out a Dowel Joint Laying out a Dowel Joint
Laying Out a Dovetail Joint Laying Out a Dovetail Joint
Keyed Mortise-and-Tenon Joint Keyed Mortise-and-Tenon Joint
Boring for Dowels in an Edge-to-Edge Joint Boring for Dowels in an Edge-to-Edge Joint
Reinforced Butt Joint in Box Reinforced Butt Joint in Box
Elbow Joint Elbow Joint
View of Knee-joint View of Knee-joint

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Joseph Swan invented the light bulb in 1879, one year before Thomas Edison did. However, Swan didn't patent the idea and was widely accused of copying Edison who did patent the idea and was therefore recognized as its inventor. Swan continued to be denied recognition until some time later when it was shown that both light bulbs were produced using different processes. Edison and Swan later formed a joint company using the best of both technologies.
    • Joint a disreputable establishment, or a place of low resort, as for smoking opium; -- also used for a commercial establishment, implying a less than impeccable reputation, but often in jest; as, talking about a high-class joint is an oxymoron.
    • Joint A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket joint . See Articulation. "A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel,
      Must glove this hand."
      "To tear thee joint by joint ."
    • Joint a marijuana cigarette.
    • Joint (Theaters) A narrow piece of scenery used to join together two flats or wings of an interior setting.
    • Joint (Geol) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a rock transverse to the stratification.
    • Joint A projecting or retreating part in something; any irregularity of line or surface, as in a wall.
    • Joint Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions by the butcher for roasting.
    • Joint Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together. "I read this joint effusion twice over."
    • Joint Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action.
    • Joint prison; -- used with “the”. "he spent five years in the joint ."
    • Joint Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as, joint property; a joint bond. "A joint burden laid upon us all."
    • Joint The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together.
    • Joint The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations; as, a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg.
    • Joint The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction; as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe.
    • Joint (Arch) The space between the adjacent surfaces of two bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement, mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint .
    • v. i Joint To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.
    • Joint To join; to connect; to unite; to combine. "Jointing their force 'gainst Cæsar."
    • Joint To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate. "The fingers are jointed together for motion."
    • Joint To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat. "He joints the neck.""Quartering, jointing , seething, and roasting."
    • Joint To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards. "Pierced through the yielding planks of jointed wood."
    • Joint United, joined, or sharing with another or with others; not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with an associate, or with associates; acting together; as, joint heir; joint creditor; a joint bank account; joint debtor, etc. "Joint tenants of the world."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are 13,678 McDonald's fast food joints in the United States.
    • n joint The place or part in which two things, or parts of one thing, are joined or united; the mode of connection of two things, together with the contiguous parts connected, whether the latter are movable or not; juncture; articulation; hinge.
    • n joint Specifically— In anatomy: An articulation.
    • n joint A part between two articulations; an internode; one of the pieces which form a jointed organ: as the second joint of the tarsus.
    • n joint In botany, same as articulation, 2.
    • n joint In architecture, the surface of contact between two bodies that are held firmly together by means of cement or mortar, by a superincumbent weight, or otherwise: as, the joint between two stones.
    • n joint In railroading, the place where the ends of two rails meet, or the mode in which they are connected. See fish-joint and fish-plate.
    • n joint In carpentry And joinery, the place where or the mode in which one piece of timber is connected with another. Pieces of timber are framed and joined to one another generally by mortises and tenons, of which there are several kinds, or by iron straps and bolts.
    • n joint In bookbinding, the flexible cloth or leather which, serving as a hinge, connects the back of a book with its sides.
    • n joint The junction of two portions of an electrical conductor, such as a telegraph-wire or cable-core.
    • n joint In geology, a crack intersecting a mass of rock. Beds of considerable thickness, especially when homogeneous and somewhat crystalline, are frequently found to be traversed by a great number of fissures, nearly parallel with one another, and often very straight and regular in their course. Sometimes there are two systems of these joints, each set consisting of parallel fissures, and the two sets being at right angles, or nearly so, with each other. There may be even three systems of joint-planes, but in any case one set is almost always more decidedly well former than the others. The cleat of coal is an illustrative example of the occurrence of a well-developed jointing; the distinctive scenery of certain picturesque limestone regions—as, for instance, that of the north of England—is due to the peculiar form of weathering caused by well-defined systems of joint-planes. The character and relative position of the systems of joints in rocks are of great practical importance from various points of view, and especially with reference to the facility with which the rock may be quarried into forms convenient for use. The jointing of granite is frequently such as to divide the rock naturally into cuboidal masses. The prismatic jointing of volcanic masses is frequently very perfectly and beautifully marked See basalt.
    • n joint One of the large pieces into which a carcass is cut up by the butcher: as, a joint of beef; also, such a piece roasted, or prepared for eating: as, a hot joint; a cold joint.
    • n joint A place of meeting or resort for persons engaged in evil and secret practices of any kind: as, a tramps' joint.
    • n joint Specifically— Such a place, usually kept by Chinese, for the accommodation of persons addicted to the habit of opium-smoking, and where they are provided with pipes, opium, etc.
    • n joint See cramp-joint
    • n joint dislocated, as when the head of a bone is displaced from its socket; hence, figuratively, confused; disordered; gone wrong.
    • n joint The middle piece or joint of a fly-rod, between the tip and the butt.
    • joint Joined in relation, action, or interest; having a common share; participating: as, joint owners; joint tenants.
    • joint Joined in use or participation; held jointly or in common; shared by different individuals: as, joint stock or property; a joint interest in an enterprise.
    • joint Joined in amount or effect; combined; acting together: as, joint strength; joint efforts; a joint attack.
    • joint In law: Of contracts, united in interest or liability in such manner that the law will not proceed without joining all, as distinguished from cases where a part may act, or sue or be sued, severally. Thus, partners are joint debtors, and notice to one is notice to all, and an action by or against any one of them respecting partnership affairs must be usually by or against all. See estate in joint tenancy (under estate), and several
    • joint Of Crimes and torts, combined or connected in the same transaction.
    • joint To form with a joint or joints; articulate.
    • joint To prepare the edge of (a board or a piece of other material) for closely joining another piece; straighten the edge of (a board or plank), by means of a plane called a jointer. In coopers' work the edges of staves are jointed by the coopers' jointer, which is a tool analogous to the carpenters' jointer, but having a curved instead of a plane under face, to impart the proper curvature to the stave.
    • joint To unite closely; combine; join.
    • joint To cut or divide into joints or pieces; separate the joints of; disjoint.
    • joint To fit as by joints, or as parts adjusted to one another: as, stones cut so as to joint into each other.
    • n joint In racing or betting slang, an outside book-maker's paraphernalia of list-frame, umbrella, etc., some of which are joined together in movable pieces.
    • n joint A pipe-joint in which muslin covered with putty is used for packing.
    • n joint A joint between two metal plates, made water-tight by injecting thin putty into the crevices.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ladybugs bleed to protect themselves. When alarmed, they release drops of a reddish or yellowish bitter tasting liquid from their mouths and from the pores at their joints. This repels prospective attackers.
    • Joint a joining: the place where, or mode in which, two or more things join, as two rails, two pieces of timber connected by mortises and tenons, &c.: the flexible hinge of cloth or leather connecting the back of a book with its sides: : :
    • Joint (geol.) a crack intersecting a mass of rock: a knot: a hinge: a seam: a place of resort for tramps
    • Joint (U.S.) an opium-den: the place where two bones are joined
    • Joint (cook.) the part of the limb of an animal cut off at the joint
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Players, Sir! I look on them as no better than creatures set upon tables and joint stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs.”
  • Konstantin Stanislavisky
    Konstantin Stanislavisky
    “The main factor in any form of creativeness is the life of a human spirit, that of the actor and his part, their joint feelings and subconscious creation.”
  • Euripides
    “Joint undertakings stand a better chance when they benefit both sides.”
  • George Foreman
    George Foreman
    “I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight, I'll eat this planet.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The time is out of joint. O cursed spite that ever I was born to set it right!”
  • George Orwell
    “Language ought to be the joint creation of poets and manual workers.”


Put somebody's nose out of joint - If you put someone's nose out of joint, you irritate them or make them angry with you.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint,. See Join
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. joindre—L. jungĕre, junctum.


In literature:

All these arrangements were the joint work of Freddie and Harold.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Put the whole frame together, using good hot glue for the joints.
"Mission Furniture" by H. H. Windsor
The pedicel is jointed in some genera and in others it is continuous with the spikelet and not jointed.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
The legs are five-jointed, the tarsi consisting of a single joint, ending in two large claws.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
If that joint was thoroughly mastered, this joint will be wiped considerably more easily.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
The opening between ends or joints of the planks when worked for caulking.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Under the joint Frohman-Dillingham management she played in "As You Like It" and "Ingomar.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Had subacute rheumatism, with considerable swelling of ankle-joints.
"The Electric Bath" by George M. Schweig
The judiciousness of careful measurement for the centre, instead of relying on the joint line, will therefore be obvious.
"The Repairing & Restoration of Violins" by Horace Petherick
This joint is then soldered, to make the connection electrically perfect.
"Electricity for the farm" by Frederick Irving Anderson

In poetry:

"I'm old
Botany Bay;
stiff in the joints,
little to say.
"Old Botany Bay" by Dame Mary Gilmore DBE
The branches,
jointed, pointing
up and out, shine
out like brass.
"Moonrise" by Yvor Winters
The tattle of my
Gold joints, my way of turning
Bitches to ripples of silver
Rolls out a carpet, a hush.
"Gigolo" by Sylvia Plath
Her every finger's every joint
Ringed with some golden line,
Poet whom Nature did anoint
Had our wild home been thine.
"After A Lecture On Wordsworth" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Then jointly all the harpers round
In mind unite with solemn sound,
And strokes upon the highest string,
Made all the heav'nly arches ring:
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. V." by Ralph Erskine
Ay! thou sayest well--
Thou sayest well. How oft a random shaft
Striketh King Truth betwixt the armour-joints!--
One life, one sun, one setting for us both.
"Mabel, A Sketch" by Walter Richard Cassels

In news:

We could have taken the freeway almost all the way to Teddy's Juke Joint in Zachary, but author Alex V Cook directed us instead straight through North Baton Rouge.
The Pentagon's top weapon buyer will be in Fort Worth today for a firsthand look at how things are progressing at Lockheed Martin on the F-35 joint strike fighter.
Sinatra, Nat King Cole, and Phil Spector joints -- or maybe it's because Bay Area radio sucks so incredibly hard that even Christmas music is a respite.
Suppose I decided to open up a casino, fittingly calling it, Pilarski's Grind Joint.
Groups Push for Joint Reading Effort Honoring 'Bless Me, Ultima'.
Even still, there's only so much he and his wife, Pam, can do with posters and blue paint to make you forget that the place used to be Sal's, the long-lived, red-checkered-tablecloth Italian joint it replaced.
As you can see from my finished photos, I apply blush to joints also, but the effect is very subtle.
In a joint venture with Alcoa, Bohai Aluminum has installed a Model 701-S press.
An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft takes off from Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
BC Genesis creates bacterial cellulose, which potentially could be shaped into replacement body parts such as knee joints.
An up-close look at Animal's joint recovery product, designed specifically for serious weight lifters.
This is their first joint contribution to Christian History.
Christening of the Joint High Speed Vessel 2, the USNS Choctaw County Saturday Sept 15, 2012 at Austal in Mobile.
Austal USA's first joint high-speed vessel is a box, US Navy Rear Adm.

In science:

Eqn.(1.6) of for the case s = 1), and the joint moments can be calculated from the knowledge of the R-transform.
Random unitaries in non-commutative tori, and an asymptotic model for q-circular systems
This formula is given in terms of the ‘joint probability density,’ which is a measure on the space J 1 (M , V ) of 1-jets of sections of V .
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
This is a special case of the n-point joint probability distribution defined below.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
We now consider the n-point joint probability distribution of a (Gaussian) random almost holomorphic section s ∈ H 0 J (M , LN ) having prescribed values s(z p ) = xp and prescribed derivatives ∇s(z p ) = ξ p (for 1 ≤ p ≤ n).
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
The derivation of the formula for the joint distribution of the eigenvalues is very similar to the G.U.E. case.
Determinantal random point fields