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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.
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Origin of butt joint

First recorded in 1815–25
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Historical Examples of butt joint

  • A strip or band of iron employed to hold the joint together in a butt-joint.

    Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II

    Joshua Rose

British Dictionary definitions for butt joint

butt joint

  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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