- to sever or dislocate a joint of; disjoint.
Origin of unjoint
- having or provided with joints.
- formed with knots or nodes.
Origin of jointed
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for unjointed
The animal twisted and pulled until he had unjointed the foot, worn and twisted off the skin and cords of the leg and was gone.Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper
Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
The hostler's unjointed legs, unstable because of recurrent debauchery, carried him disconsolately to lower levels.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Some of these rays may be unbranched and unjointed, being then known as spines, and usually occupy the front part of the fin.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
After a moment's consideration, he unjointed his rod, and started off in the direction from which the men had come.The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol
Lewis E. Theiss
The demand is met by cements and concretes easily laid in unjointed miles.Inventors at Work
- having a joint or joints
- (in combination)large-jointed
- (of a plant stem or similar part) marked with constrictions, at which the stem breaks into separate portions
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for unjointed
early 15c., from joint (n.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper