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butt joint

noun, Building Trades.
a joint formed by two pieces of wood or metal united end to end without overlapping.
Origin of butt joint
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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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
  • A similar means is also sometimes employed to make a butt joint.

  • 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
  • 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
  • This siding is sawed off square, and makes a butt joint with the outer casing of door and window frames.

    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.

    Aviation Engines Victor Wilfred Pag
  • The two or more pieces of timber in a butt joint adhere by crystallisation of the glue and atmospheric pressure.

    Woodwork Joints William Fairham
  • A butt joint fastened by nails, brads, or screws, common in box construction.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • 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.

  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for butt joint

butt joint

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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