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joint British & World English

A point at which parts of an artificial structure are joined

joint English Thesaurus

a leaky joint in the metal guttering

bed joint British & World English

A horizontal layer of mortar underneath a layer of masonry

gyp joint British & World English

A business establishment, especially a store, that has a reputation for cheating customers by charging exorbitant prices for inferior goods or services

hip joint British & World English

The ball-and-socket joint connecting a leg to the trunk of the body, in which the head of the thigh bone fits into the socket of the hip bone

lap joint British & World English

A joint made by halving the thickness of each member at the joint and fitting them together

butt joint British & World English

(Of wood, metal, etc.) a joint formed by two surfaces abutting at right angles

clip joint British & World English

A nightclub or bar that charges exorbitant prices

cardan joint British & World English

Another term for universal joint.

coffin joint British & World English

The joint at the top of a horse’s hoof

joint account British & World English

A bank account held by more than one person, each individual having the right to deposit and withdraw funds

joint tenancy British & World English

The holding of an estate or property jointly by two or more parties, the share of each passing to the other or others on death

joint venture British & World English

A commercial enterprise undertaken jointly by two or more parties which otherwise retain their distinct identities

knuckle joint British & World English

A joint connecting two parts of a mechanism, in which a projection in one fits into a recess in the other

struck joint British & World English

A masonry joint in which the mortar between two courses of bricks is sloped inwards so as to be flush with the surface of one but below that of the other

capillary joint British & World English

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

expansion joint British & World English

A joint that makes allowance for thermal expansion of the parts joined without distortion

out of joint British & World English

(Of a joint of the body) out of position; dislocated

shoulder joint British & World English

The joint connecting an upper limb or forelimb to the body. It is a ball-and-socket joint in which the head of the humerus fits into the socket of the scapula

universal joint British & World English

A coupling or joint which can transmit rotary power by a shaft at any selected angle

compression joint British & World English

A joint between two pipes made by tightening a threaded nut on to a metal ring, the compression thus caused creating the seal

ball-and-socket joint British & World English

A natural or manufactured joint or coupling, such as the hip joint, in which a partially spherical end lies in a socket, allowing multidirectional movement and rotation

joint and several British & World English

(Of a legal obligation) undertaken by two or more people, each individual having liability for the whole

slip-joint pliers British & World English

Pliers with a slot in one jaw through which the other jaw slides, permitting an adjustable span

weatherstruck joint British & World English

Another term for struck joint.

joint-stock company British & World English

A company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders

temporomandibular joint British & World English

The hinge joint between the temporal bone and the lower jaw

Joint Chiefs of Staff British & World English

The chiefs of staff of the US Army and Air Force, the commandant of the US Marine Corps, and the chief of US Naval Operations. This group’s chairman, selected from one of the branches, is the highest-ranking military adviser to the president of the US

case2 British & World English

Reconnoitre (a place) before carrying out a robbery

put someone's nose out of joint British & World English

Offend someone or hurt their pride

out of joint in joint British & World English

(Of a joint of the body) out of position; dislocated

juke British & World English

A roadhouse, nightclub, or bar, especially one providing food, drinks, and music for dancing

juke joint in juke British & World English

A roadhouse, nightclub, or bar, especially one providing food, drinks, and music for dancing

mitre joint in mitre British & World English

A joint made between two pieces of wood or other material at an angle of 90°, such that the line of junction bisects this angle


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