Entry from British & World English dictionary
A joint between two pipes made by tightening a threaded nut on to a metal ring, the compression thus caused creating the seal.
- Seeing as they were away, I could do little about it and had to fit the pipe extension with a compression joint rather than a soldered joint.
- While I'm off I shall have another go at a compression joint under the sink that refuses to seal and drips constantly.
- The only question left in my mind is what effect wetting the compression joints with some solder would have.
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