- 1A point at which parts of an artificial structure are joined: seal the joint between the roof and the house wallMore example sentences
- After old caulk is removed, new caulk can then be applied to all joints in the window frame and the joint between the frame and the wall.
- Or, you can seal the joint with duct tape placed lengthwise all along the seams and end joints.
- For outdoor use, most manufacturers recommend that the joints be sealed with a non-acidic silicone glue.
- 1.1A particular arrangement of parts of a structure at the point where they are joined: members connected together by rigid jointsMore example sentences
- Thanks to a new joint and crossbar arrangement for the car's load-bearing structure, the bodyshell stiffness is increased by 25 percent over its predecessor.
- He soon knew every inch of the 1400 parts of the bridge and spent years filing the multitude of dovetail joints which hold the construction together.
- 1.2 Geology A break or fracture in a mass of rock, with no relative displacement of the parts.More example sentences
- Where the original rock had been Grade II or better, this had resulted in the rock being fractured and in joints being opened.
- Fluorite-quartz intergrowths fill veins that follow high-angle en echelon joints and minor faults in granite.
- Some of these master joints continue over the surface for hundreds of metres.
- 2A structure in the human or animal body at which two parts of the skeleton are fitted together: she suffers from stiff joints and finds bending difficultMore example sentences
• technical articulation
- The soft tissue structures around the joint play a vital role in the stability of the shoulder.
- The shoulder is a ball and socket joint and the most mobile joint in the human body.
- Her right leg is wasted and her knee joint is swollen, shiny and huge in comparison to the other.
- 2.1Each of the distinct sections of a body or limb between the places at which they are connected: the top two joints of his index fingerMore example sentences
- You want to be able to get the distal joint of your trigger finger onto the trigger.
- Cut at an angle to create shapes the length of the first joint of your index finger.
- 2.2British A large piece of meat cooked whole or ready for cooking: a joint of hamMore example sentences
- Jane was in the kitchen cooking a joint of beef ready for when Daddy got home.
- For me, an ideal meal would be a joint of lamb cooked in the Aga at home, with plenty of fresh vegetables from my garden.
- It's Christmas, the joint of beef is on trial, and you are about to make the best gravy of your life.
- 2.3The part of a stem of a plant from which a leaf or branch grows: cut just below a leaf jointMore example sentences
- Take plenty to allow for any failures and trim each one just below a leaf joint so the cutting is about 10 cm long.
- Make a cut below a leaf joint and dip the cutting in hormone rooting powder before inserting it into an open peat-free compost and perlite mix.
- After flowering, if there are no ornamental seed heads, the flowering stems may be cut back to a leaf joint to remove the faded flowers.
- 2.4A section of a plant stem between two joints; an internode.More example sentences
- It acts perpendicular to the cross section of the joint.
- For this study as with previous studies, stem joints were defined as the smallest diameter region between two successive stem segments.
- Sometimes your older, established plants will have roots already growing from the segment joints.
- 3 • informal An establishment of a specified kind, especially one where people meet for eating, drinking, or entertainment: a burger jointMore example sentences
- As the number of entertainment joints in the resort has skyrocketed in the last three years, punters are increasingly choosy.
- But such attention to detail seemed to clash with a laminated menu, which made me think of tacky burger joints and sad little cafes.
- Bloggers are blessedly uninfected by the musty Establishmentarian Air that permeates joints like Elaine's.
- 3.1 (the joint) North American Prison.More example sentences
- Such is life in the big house, the joint, or the pokey.
- Mr. X's drawing of the joint was not so much useless as directed at a different objective.
- And unlike the joint in Indy where boxing was a no-no, the jail in Cali specializes in fights between hardened criminals.
- 4 • informal A cannabis cigarette: he rolled a jointMore example sentences
- Many of the anti-dope medical trials have been totally flawed because they focused on people smoking cannabis joints containing tobacco.
- Here a man was sent to jail for possessing enough cannabis to make 2 joints.
- I felt the best thing to do would be to learn to roll joints, and buy my own cannabis.
- 5chiefly • black slang A piece of creative work, especially a film or piece of music: listen to one of his joints nowadays and you don’t even need to see the production creditMore example sentences
- There was a sense of future that was the result of the mixture of politics, cinema, music, the first joints.
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- 1Shared, held, or made by two or more people together: a joint statementMore example sentences
- The joint statement specifically named Taiwan as a mutual security concern for the first time.
- Make joint custody a reality instead of a meaningless scrap of paper.
- Mr. Ladisa seeks an order for joint custody of all three of his children.
- 1.1Sharing in a position, achievement, or activity: a joint winnerMore example sentences
- It has Sweden and Greece in joint favourites position, at 7-1, followed by Doran at 8-1.
- The award is a joint achievement by everyone at the site and I'm tremendously proud of every single employee.
- I support joint activities with our ally when it is proper or expedient to do so (and especially when it is both proper and expedient).
- 1.2 Law Applied or regarded together. Often contrasted with several.More example sentences
- Joint tenancy is joint ownership and possession of the same property.
- In any event, the RVP samples tested by Mr Cooper are properly to be regarded as the joint property of AIC and Mobil.
- The history of this is in fact set out in the joint judgment of Justices Gummow and Hayne in Angas Law Services.
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- 1Provide or fasten (something) with joints: (as adjective jointed) jointed lever armsMore example sentences
- Other dolls, Lily and Jane, made in Germany, had jointed arms and legs, eyelashes, eyes that opened and shut and real hair.
- Made of 2in-thick slabs of precisely jointed oak, it spirals up, entirely self-supporting, without even a central pillar.
- The students rev faster as we thump across the unevenly jointed highway.
- 1.1Fill up the joints of (masonry or brickwork) with mortar; point.More example sentences
- Possible tell-tale signs in this connection is any evidence of algae staining/open jointed brickwork to the rear, adjacent to such fixed pipes.
- Tightly jointed stonework complements the house's crisp lines and ties it to the site, part of a former farm.
- At the precipice of the roof, a stairwell circled its way to the bottom floor, where it jointed itself to a room that was probably once a bar.
- 1.2Prepare (a board) for being joined to another by planing its edge.More example sentences
- Be certain that the edges are properly jointed with no space between the boards.
- As I set about planing, jointing, gluing and sanding the pieces, I also began a creative argument with the wood.
- The timbers are often cut and dressed by hand, jointed and interlocked in the traditional way, and fastened throughout with wood pegs.
- 2Cut (the body of an animal) into joints for cooking: use a sharp knife to joint the birdMore example sentences
- The jointed body was pinned to itself in a sort of fold.
- Having found a butcher to joint it we started to skin it but we then discovered its problems - a missing front foot and a stinking gangrenous shoulder.
- If cattle are removed at jointing, there will be very little yield loss.
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- (Of a joint of the body) out of position; dislocated: he put his hip out of jointMore example sentences
- The injury has progressed to the point that the heads can dislocate or come out of joint.
- I am in discomfort all the time and my hip keeps popping out of joint so I have to wiggle it back in.
- Jacob wrestled with the angel until the angel put his hip out of joint.
- In a state of disorder or disorientation: time was thrown completely out of jointMore example sentences
- But there is something collectively out of joint in European culture, if rhetoric like this really resonates with the public.
- The angles are out of joint, the proportions irregular, the sky stained by blotches; still the birds flutter along in meditation.
- The poets seem to be ethnographers, slightly out of joint.
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- In his Flora, painted as early as 1518, the nails of the jointless fingers are indicated only where they catch flecks of light.
- As she bourrées on pointe, her jointless yet oddly articulate upper limbs delicately caress the air, forming looping undulations and crisscrossing patterns.
- What we do have here is a rather queer looking creature with a faceless Charlie Brown head, duck legs, two jointless yet pliable arms, and tentacles.
Middle English: from Old French, past participle of joindre 'to join' (see join).