Before her pregnancy, Mantel said, the Duchess of Cambridge had been seen as “a jointed doll on which certain rags are hung”.
All the dishes were carved at the sideboards by expert carvers who were trained in schools by practice on jointed wooden models.
The legs were cylindrical, jointed at knee and thigh with huge discs.
We pass two stations in which the hard Caithness flagstones so well known in commerce are jointed by saws wrought by machinery.
The handle can be cut from the blade and jointed by using tubing.
Mandibles and first maxillae modified as piercers; second maxillae fused to form a jointed, grooved rostrum.
Insects have six jointed legs in pairs; they breathe by lateral spiracles.
jointed setae and very short hooks or “uncini” (see fig. 3) are among the most remarkable forms.
The matched joint is shown in two forms, beaded and jointed.
The fruit-stalks (fig. 22) are large, sparingly branched, septate or jointed, appearing brownish under the microscope.
late 13c., "a part of a body where two bones meet and move in contact with one another," from Old French joint "joint of the body" (12c.), from Latin iunctus "united, connected, associated," past participle of iungere "join" (see jugular). Related: Joints. Slang meaning of "place, building, establishment" (especially one where persons meet for shady activities) first recorded 1877, American English, from an earlier Anglo-Irish sense (1821), perhaps on the notion of a side-room, one "joined" to a main room. The original U.S. sense was especially of "an opium-smoking den."
Meaning "marijuana cigarette" (1938) is perhaps from notion of something often smoked in common, but there are other possibilities; earlier joint in drug slang meant "hypodermic outfit" (1935). Meaning "prison" is attested from 1953 but probably is older. Out of joint in the figurative sense is from early 15c. (literally, of bone displacement, late 14c.).
early 15c., "united," from Old French jointiz (adj.) and joint, literally "joined," past participle of joindre (see join (v.)).
A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion.
beer joint, the big joint, call house, clip joint, creep-joint, eat high on the hog, grease joint, gyp joint, ham joint, hopjoint, juke joint, pull one's pud, put someone's nose out of joint, rib joint, schlock shop, square
[place senses fr early 1800s Anglo-Irish joint, ''low resort,'' perhaps from its being a nearby, joined room rather than a main room]