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Definition of "joint" []

  • A place or part at which two or more things are joined. (noun)
  • A way in which two or more things are joined: a mortise-and-tenon joint; flexible joints. (noun)
  • Anatomy A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion. (noun)
  • Anatomy A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod. (noun)
  • Botany An articulation on a fruit or stem, such as the node of a grass stem. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "joint" in a sentence
  • "The only surgery that might help return joint motion is to put in an ‘artificial joint’ of metal or plastic."
  • "A thrust joint or tie joint or toe joint_, Fig. 268, is one in which two beams meet at an oblique angle, one receiving the thrust of the other."
  • "And the Dodge City Times originated the word joint in referring to the numerous saloons in the town."