joint chair


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Joint \Joint\ (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint.
   See Join.]
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   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.
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   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.
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            A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel,
            Must glove this hand.                 --Shak.
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            To tear thee joint by joint.          --Milton.
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   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.
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   4. Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions
      by the butcher for roasting.
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   5. (Geol.) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a
      rock transverse to the stratification.
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   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.
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   7. The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a
      structure are secured together.
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   8. [Jag a notch.] A projecting or retreating part in
      something; any irregularity of line or surface, as in a
      wall. [Now Chiefly U. S.]
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   9. (Theaters) A narrow piece of scenery used to join together
      two flats or wings of an interior setting.
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   10. a disreputable establishment, or a place of low resort,
       as for smoking opium; -- also used for a commercial
       establishment, implying a less than impeccable
       reputation, but often in jest; as, talking about a
       high-class joint is an oxymoron. [Slang]
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   11. a marijuana cigarette. [Slang]
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   12. prison; -- used with "the". [Slang] " he spent five years
       in the joint."
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   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.
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