• WordNet 3.6
    • n jointer a long carpenter's plane used to shape the edges of boards so they will fit together
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Jointer (Masonry) A bent piece of iron inserted to strengthen the joints of a wall.
    • Jointer A long stationary plane, for planing the edges of barrel staves.
    • Jointer A plane for smoothing the surfaces of pieces which are to be accurately joined
    • Jointer (Masonry) A tool for pointing the joints in brickwork.
    • Jointer One who, or that which, joints.
    • Jointer The longest plane used by a joiner.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jointer One who or that which joints. Specifically— In carpentry, a long plane used it straighten the edges of boards or planka, so that they will make a close joint with other pieces similarly jointed.
    • n jointer In masonry, a bent strip of iron inserted into a wall to strengthen a joint.
    • n jointer An obsolete form of jointure.
    • n jointer One who has a jointure or a jointure-settlement.
    • n jointer In the West Indies, Piper geniculatum, a shrub with much swollen nodes or joints, and which sometimes forms almost impenetrable thickets.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Jointer the largest kind of plane used by a joiner: a bent piece of iron for riveting two stones together
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. joindre—L. jungĕre, junctum.


In literature:

The jointer helps also to pulverize the soil.
"The First Book of Farming" by Charles L. Goodrich
Also, Shingle, Heading and Stave Jointers, Equalizers, Heading Turners, Planers etc.
"Scientific American, Volume XXIV., No. 12, March 18, 1871" by Various
It is then top-jointed by running a flat file or a saw-jointer, Fig.
"Handwork in Wood" by William Noyes
This broad stream was Jointer Creek, and I ascended it to find a spot of high ground upon which to camp.
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop

In news:

GRIZZLY has introduced the 6" x 28" benchtop jointer , model G0725, with a built-in dust collector.
OLIVER MACHINERY offers a new 6 jointer , model 4220.
This distance is adjustable in some better jointers , fixed in others.
I don't face- joint stock any wider than my jointer bed, which is 8 inches.
Tim makes some good points about minimum workpiece sizes on a jointer , so I'll do the same for maximums.
Description Tools editor Bob Hunter explains jointer /planer combination machines and shows how to convert them from one function to the other.
This is especially true with the spade-foot design in which the jointer 's cutterhead automatically creates the sweep above the spade foot.
Set your jointer 's depth of cut to 1/8 in.
Despite the differences in appearance between woodworking jointers of various manufacture, the tools function in essentially the same manner.
Description Tools editor Bob Hunter explains jointer/ planer combination machines and shows how to convert them from one function to the other.
Unplug the jointer and position a start block as you did for the long taper (see "Long Taper ," Photo 1, above).
Every so often I need to plane down a piece of wood that is too small for my jointer.
When I turn on the heat in my uninsulated shop, you can almost watch the rust form on the machined surfaces of my tablesaw, jointer, etc.
This is one of those records that is sure to get a huge amount of love at our station: Golden Triangle's "Double Jointer" album.
I move my jointer around the shop thanks to its mobile base, but it seemed like wherever the jointer was, my pushpads weren't.