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butt joint

Syllabification: butt joint

Definition of butt joint in English:

noun

(Of wood, metal, etc.) a joint formed by two surfaces abutting at right angles.
Example sentences
  • Use dowels at each butt joint and when you cut your stock make it long enough for the amount of overlap that you desire.
  • When two furring strips are joined, the butt joint should always be over the center of a joist.
  • The mortised joint is even neater than the butt joint, but you must cut a mortise into the post for this joint.

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