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butt joint

noun, Building Trades.
1.
a joint formed by two pieces of wood or metal united end to end without overlapping.
Origin of butt joint
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25
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  • A butt joint where the pieces are not at right angles, owing to the slant.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • The butt joint shown at D is seldom used and is a very poor form, the only advantage being its cheapness.

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    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The pieces of wood which form a butt joint may be glued together with or without the aid of cramps or artificial pressure.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
  • The two or more pieces of timber in a butt joint adhere by crystallisation of the glue and atmospheric pressure.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
  • Fig. 15 shows a butt joint planed at an angle of 45 degrees (commonly called a mitre), used for box feet, etc.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
  • A joint having but one row of rivets in a lap joint and one row of rivets on each side of the plate joint in a butt joint.

  • A similar means is also sometimes employed to make a butt joint.

  • Wherever a butt joint occurs, join the two pieces by means of small strips of tin cut to size with a pair of tinsmith snips.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • A butt joint in which the two pieces are fastened together, end to end, by means of glue and dowels.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • A butt joint fastened by nails, brads, or screws, common in box construction.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
British Dictionary definitions for butt joint

butt joint

noun
1.
a joint between two plates, planks, bars, sections, etc, when the components are butted together and do not overlap or interlock. The joint may be strapped with jointing plates laid across it or welded (butt weld) Sometimes shortened to butt
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