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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joint  \Joint\  (joint),  n.  [F.  joint,  fr  joindre,  p.  p.  joint. 
  See  {Join}.] 
  1.  The  place  or  part  where  two  things  or  parts  are  joined  or 
  united;  the  union  of  two  or  more  smooth  or  even  surfaces 
  admitting  of  a  close-fitting  or  junction;  junction  as  a 
  joint  between  two  pieces  of  timber;  a  joint  in  a  pipe. 
 
  2.  A  joining  of  two  things  or  parts  so  as  to  admit  of  motion; 
  an  articulation,  whether  movable  or  not  a  hinge;  as  the 
  knee  joint;  a  node  or  joint  of  a  stem;  a  ball  and  socket 
  joint.  See  {Articulation}. 
 
  A  scaly  gauntlet  now  with  joints  of  steel,  Must 
  glove  this  hand.  --Shak. 
 
  To  tear  thee  joint  by  joint.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  The  part  or  space  included  between  two  joints,  knots, 
  nodes,  or  articulations;  as  a  joint  of  cane  or  of  a  grass 
  stem;  a  joint  of  the  leg. 
 
  4.  Any  one  of  the  large  pieces  of  meat,  as  cut  into  portions 
  by  the  butcher  for  roasting. 
 
  5.  (Geol.)  A  plane  of  fracture,  or  divisional  plane,  of  a 
  rock  transverse  to  the  stratification. 
 
  6.  (Arch.)  The  space  between  the  adjacent  surfaces  of  two 
  bodies  joined  and  held  together,  as  by  means  of  cement, 
  mortar,  etc.;  as  a  thin  joint. 
 
  7.  The  means  whereby  the  meeting  surfaces  of  pieces  in  a 
  structure  are  secured  together. 
 
  {Coursing  joint}  (Masonry),  the  mortar  joint  between  two 
  courses  of  bricks  or  stones. 
 
  {Fish  joint},  {Miter  joint},  {Universal  joint},  etc  See 
  under  {Fish},  {Miter},  etc 
 
  {Joint  bolt},  a  bolt  for  fastening  two  pieces,  as  of  wood, 
  one  endwise  to  the  other  having  a  nut  embedded  in  one  of 
  the  pieces. 
 
  {Joint  chair}  (Railroad),  the  chair  that  supports  the  ends  of 
  abutting  rails. 
 
  {Joint  coupling},  a  universal  joint  for  coupling  shafting. 
  See  under  {Universal}. 
 
  {Joint  hinge},  a  hinge  having  long  leaves;  a  strap  hinge. 
 
  {Joint  splice},  a  re["e]nforce  at  a  joint,  to  sustain  the 
  parts  in  their  true  relation. 
 
  {Joint  stool}. 
  a  A  stool  consisting  of  jointed  parts  a  folding  stool. 
  --Shak. 
  b  A  block  for  supporting  the  end  of  a  piece  at  a  joint; 
  a  joint  chair. 
 
  {Out  of  joint},  out  of  place  dislocated,  as  when  the  head  of 
  a  bone  slips  from  its  socket;  hence  not  working  well 
  together;  disordered.  ``The  time  is  out  of  joint.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joint  \Joint\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jointed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Jointing}.] 
  1.  To  unite  by  a  joint  or  joints;  to  fit  together;  to  prepare 
  so  as  to  fit  together;  as  to  joint  boards. 
 
  Pierced  through  the  yielding  planks  of  jointed  wood. 
  --Pope. 
 
  2.  To  join  to  connect;  to  unite;  to  combine. 
 
  Jointing  their  force  'gainst  C[ae]sar.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  provide  with  a  joint  or  joints;  to  articulate. 
 
  The  fingers  are  jointed  together  for  motion.  --Ray. 
 
  4.  To  separate  the  joints;  of  to  divide  at  the  joint  or 
  joints;  to  disjoint;  to  cut  up  into  joints,  as  meat.  ``He 
  joints  the  neck.''  --Dryden. 
 
  Quartering,  jointing,  seething,  and  roasting. 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joint  \Joint\,  a.  [F.,  p.  p.  of  joindre.  See  {Join}.] 
  1.  Joined;  united;  combined;  concerted;  as  joint  action 
 
  2.  Involving  the  united  activity  of  two  or  more  done  or 
  produced  by  two  or  more  working  together. 
 
  I  read  this  joint  effusion  twice  over  --T.  Hook. 
 
  3.  United,  joined,  or  sharing  with  another  or  with  others 
  not  solitary  in  interest  or  action  holding  in  common  with 
  an  associate,  or  with  associates;  acting  together;  as 
  joint  heir;  joint  creditor;  joint  debtor,  etc  ``Joint 
  tenants  of  the  world.''  --Donne. 
 
  4.  Shared  by  or  affecting  two  or  more  held  in  common;  as 
  joint  property;  a  joint  bond. 
 
  A  joint  burden  laid  upon  us  all  --Shak. 
 
  {Joint  committee}  (Parliamentary  Practice),  a  committee 
  composed  of  members  of  the  two  houses  of  a  legislative 
  body,  for  the  appointment  of  which  concurrent  resolutions 
  of  the  two  houses  are  necessary.  --Cushing. 
 
  {Joint  meeting},  or  {Joint  session},  the  meeting  or  session 
  of  two  distinct  bodies  as  one  as  a  joint  meeting  of 
  committees  representing  different  corporations;  a  joint 
  session  of  both  branches  of  a  State  legislature  to  chose  a 
  United  States  senator.  ``Such  joint  meeting  shall  not  be 
  dissolved  until  the  electoral  votes  are  all  counted  and 
  the  result  declared.''  --Joint  Rules  of  Congress,  U.  S. 
 
  {Joint  resolution}  (Parliamentary  Practice),  a  resolution 
  adopted  concurrently  by  the  two  branches  of  a  legislative 
  body.  ``By  the  constitution  of  the  United  States  and  the 
  rules  of  the  two  houses,  no  absolute  distinction  is  made 
  between  bills  and  joint  resolutions.''  --Barclay  (Digest). 
 
  {Joint  rule}  (Parliamentary  Practice),  a  rule  of  proceeding 
  adopted  by  the  concurrent  action  of  both  branches  of  a 
  legislative  assembly.  ``Resolved,  by  the  House  of 
  Representatives  (the  Senate  concurring),  that  the 
  sixteenth  and  seventeenth  joint  rules  be  suspended  for  the 
  remainder  of  the  session.''  --Journal  H.  of  R.,  U.  S. 
 
  {Joint  and  several}  (Law),  a  phrase  signifying  that  the  debt, 
  credit,  obligation,  etc.,  to  which  it  is  applied  is  held 
  in  such  a  way  that  the  parties  in  interest  are  engaged 
  both  together  and  individually  thus  a  joint  and  several 
  debt  is  one  for  which  all  the  debtors  may  be  sued  together 
  or  either  of  them  individually. 
 
  {Joint  stock},  stock  held  in  company. 
 
  {Joint-stock  company}  (Law),  a  species  of  partnership, 
  consisting  generally  of  a  large  number  of  members,  having 
  a  capital  divided,  or  agreed  to  be  divided,  into  shares, 
  the  shares  owned  by  any  member  being  usually  transferable 
  without  the  consent  of  the  rest. 
 
  {Joint  tenancy}  (Law),  a  tenure  by  two  or  more  persons  of 
  estate  by  unity  of  interest,  title,  time,  and  possession, 
  under  which  the  survivor  takes  the  whole.  --Blackstone. 
 
  {Joint  tenant}  (Law),  one  who  holds  an  estate  by  joint 
  tenancy. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joint  \Joint\,  v.  i. 
  To  fit  as  if  by  joints;  to  coalesce  as  joints  do  as  the 
  stones  joint,  neatly. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joint  \Joint\,  n. 
  1.  [{Jag}  a  notch.]  A  projecting  or  retreating  part  in 
  something  any  irregularity  of  line  or  surface,  as  in  a 
  wall.  [Now  Chiefly  U.  S.] 
 
  2.  (Theaters)  A  narrow  piece  of  scenery  used  to  join  together 
  two  flats  or  wings  of  an  interior  setting. 
 
  3.  A  place  of  low  resort,  as  for  smoking  opium.  [Slang] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joint 
  adj  1:  united  or  combined;  "a  joint  session  of  Congress";  "joint 
  owners"  [ant:  {separate}] 
  2:  affecting  or  involving  two  or  more  "joint  income-tax 
  return";  "joint  ownership" 
  3:  involving  both  houses  of  a  legislature;  "a  joint  session  of 
  Congress" 
  n  1:  (anatomy)  the  point  of  connection  between  two  bones  or 
  elements  of  a  skeleton  especially  if  the  articulatio 
  allows  motion  [syn:  {articulation},  {articulatio}] 
  2:  a  disreputable  place  of  entertainment 
  3:  the  shape  or  manner  in  which  things  come  together  and  a 
  connection  is  made  [syn:  {articulation},  {join},  {juncture}, 
  {junction}] 
  4:  a  piece  of  meat  roasted  or  for  roasting  and  of  a  size  for 
  slicing  into  more  than  one  portion  [syn:  {roast}] 
  5:  by  which  parts  or  objects  are  joined  together 
  6:  marijuana  leaves  rolled  into  a  cigarette  for  smoking  [syn:  {marijuana 
  cigarette},  {reefer},  {stick}] 
  v  1:  fit  as  if  by  joints:  "The  boards  fit  neatly" 
  2:  provide  with  a  joint,  as  of  two  pieces  of  wood  [syn:  {articulate}] 
  3:  fasten  with  a  joint 




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