ground joint

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

ground \ground\,
   imp. & p. p. of Grind.
   [1913 Webster]

   ground cock, a cock, the plug of which is ground into its
      seat, as distinguished from a compression cock. --Knight.

   Ground glass, glass the transparency of which has been
      destroyed by having its surface roughened by grinding.

   Ground joint, a close joint made by grinding together two
      pieces, as of metal with emery and oil, or of glass with
      fine sand and water.
      [1913 Webster]
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