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.
  • To form with a joint or joints; articulate.
  • 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 <em>jointer.</em>
  • To unite closely; combine; join.
  • To cut or divide into joints or pieces; separate the joints of; disjoint.
  • To fit as by joints, or as parts adjusted to one another: as, stones cut so as to <em>joint</em> into each other.
  • 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.
  • See <internalXref urlencoded="cramp-joint">cramp-joint</internalXref>
  • dislocated, as when the head of a bone is displaced from its socket; hence, figuratively, confused; disordered; gone wrong.
  • The middle piece or joint of a fly-rod, between the tip and the butt.
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