Definition of capillary joint in English:

capillary joint

Line breaks: ca¦pil|lary joint

noun

A joint made between two pipes by putting their ends into a fitting that is only slightly larger than the pipes and filling the gap with molten solder.
More example sentences
  • The head compression unit can easily be added if you use capillary joints for assembling the column.
  • Whilst soldering capillary joints with a blow torch, the plumber caused a fire which extensively damaged the hotel.
  • Special copper tube fittings designed for refrigeration service should be used since these are manufactured with close tolerances to assure tight capillary joints in the brazing process.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hubris
Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
noun
excessive pride or self-confidence