joint

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  • A place or part at which two or more things are joined.
  • A way in which two or more things are joined.
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  • A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion.
  • A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod.
  • An articulation on a fruit or stem, such as the node of a grass stem.
  • A fracture or crack in a rock mass along which no appreciable movement has occurred.
  • A large cut of meat for roasting.
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  • A cheap or disreputable gathering place.
  • A building or dwelling.
  • A prison. Often used with <em>the.</em>
  • A marijuana cigarette.
  • A penis.
  • Shared by or common to two or more.
  • Sharing with another or others.
  • Formed or characterized by cooperation or united action.
  • Involving both houses of a legislature.
  • Regarded as one, especially with regard to tort liability or interest in property.
  • Involving two or more variables.
  • To combine or attach with a joint or joints.
  • To provide or construct with joints.
  • To separate (meat) at the joints.
  • (<em>out of joint</em>) Dislocated, as a bone.
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  • (<em>out of joint</em>) Not harmonious; inconsistent.
  • (<em>out of joint</em>) Out of order; inauspicious or unsatisfactory.
  • (<em>out of joint</em>) In bad spirits or humor; out of sorts.
  • In <em>racing</em> or <em>betting slang</em>, an outside book-maker's paraphernalia of list-frame, umbrella, etc., some of which are joined together in movable pieces.
  • A pipe-joint in which muslin covered with putty is used for packing.
  • A joint between two metal plates, made water-tight by injecting thin putty into the crevices.
  • Joined in relation, action, or interest; having a common share; participating: as, <em>joint</em> owners; <em>joint</em> tenants.
  • Joined in use or participation; held jointly or in common; shared by different individuals: as, <em>joint</em> stock or property; a <em>joint</em> interest in an enterprise.
  • Joined in amount or effect; combined; acting together: as, <em>joint</em> strength; <em>joint</em> efforts; a <em>joint</em> attack.
  • In <em>law</em>: 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.
  • Of Crimes and torts, combined or connected in the same transaction.
  • 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.
  • Specifically— In <em>anatomy</em>: An articulation.
  • A part between two articulations; an internode; one of the pieces which form a jointed organ: as the second <em>joint</em> of the tarsus.
  • In <em>botany</em>, same as <internalXref urlencoded="articulation">articulation</internalXref>, 2.
  • In <em>architecture</em>, 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 <em>joint</em> between two stones.
  • In <em>railroading</em>, the place where the ends of two rails meet, or the mode in which they are connected. See <internalXref urlencoded="fish-joint">fish-joint</internalXref> and <em>fish-plate.</em>
  • In <em>carpentry</em> And <em>joinery</em>, 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.
  • In <em>bookbinding</em>, the flexible cloth or leather which, serving as a hinge, connects the back of a book with its sides.
  • The junction of two portions of an electrical conductor, such as a telegraph-wire or cable-core.
  • In <em>geology</em>, a crack intersecting a mass of rock.
  • One of the large pieces into which a carcass is cut up by the butcher: as, a <em>joint</em> of beef; also, such a piece roasted, or prepared for eating: as, a hot <em>joint</em>; a cold <em>joint.</em>
  • A place of meeting or resort for persons engaged in evil and secret practices of any kind: as, a tramps' <em>joint.</em>
  • 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.
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