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- Noun

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.

- Noun

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.

- Noun

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.

- Noun

The space between the adjacent surfaces of two bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement, mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint.

- Verb

To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.

- Verb

To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.

- Noun

Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions by the butcher for roasting.

- Noun

A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a rock transverse to the stratification.

- Noun

The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together.

- Verb i.

To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the stones joint, neatly.

- Verb

To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.

- Verb

To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.

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