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American English: /dʒɔɪnt/
British English: /dʒɔɪnt/

Translation of joint in Spanish:


  • 1 (Anatomy) his shoulder was out of joint
    tenía el hombro dislocado
    the blow put her elbow out of joint
    se le dislocó el codo con el golpe
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    Example sentences
    • 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.
    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.
  • 3 (Cookery)a joint of lamb/pork
    un trozo de cordero/cerdo (para asar)
    the Sunday joint
    el asado del domingo
    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.
  • 4 (place) [colloquial]this is a crummy joint
    esto es un antro or un tugurio de mala muerte [colloquial]
    don't wreck the joint!
    ¡no hagan destrozos!
    ¡no me tiren la casa ( or el bar etc) abajo!
    nice joint you've got here
    no está mal tu casa ( or apartamento etc)
    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.
  • 6the joint (prison) (American English) [colloquial]
    la cárcel
    la chirona (feminine) (Spain) [colloquial]
    el bote (Mexico) (Venezuela) [colloquial]
    la cana (South America) [colloquial]
    la guandoca (Colombia) [colloquial]

adjective before noun

  • 1
    they are joint heirs
    son coherederos
    joint first prize
    primer premio compartido
    it was a joint effort
    fue un trabajo de equipo or realizado en conjunto
    they came joint second
    llegaron juntos en segundo lugar
    joint author
    coautor, (-tora) (masculine, feminine)
    joint committee joint interest joint owner
    copropietario, (-ria) (masculine, feminine)
    joint partner
    co-socio, (-cia) (masculine, feminine)
    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.
  • 2 (combined) the joint influence of heredity and environment
    la influencia del medio ambiente conjuntamente con or sumada a la de la herencia
    our joint resources amount to …
    en conjunto disponemos de …

transitive verb

  • 1
    cortar en trozos or (esp Latin America) en presas
    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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    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.
    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.
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