- 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
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Examples from the Web for butt joint
A strip or band of iron employed to hold the joint together in a 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
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