[ joi-ner ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪ nər /
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a person or thing that joins.
a carpenter, especially one who constructs doors, window sashes, paneling, and other permanent woodwork.
a person who belongs to many clubs, associations, societies, etc., often from indiscriminate enthusiasm, for increased status, to make business or social contacts, or the like.



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Origin of joiner

1350–1400; join + -er1; replacing Middle English joinour<Anglo-French joignour, equivalent to joign- (see join) + -our-or2
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British Dictionary definitions for joiner

/ (ˈdʒɔɪnə) /


mainly British a person trained and skilled in making finished woodwork, such as windows, doors, and stairs
a person or thing that joins
informal a person who joins many clubs, causes, etc
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