Origin of jointed
- the movable or fixed place or part where two bones or elements of a skeleton join.
- the form or structure of such a part, as a ball-and-socket, hinge, pivot, etc.
- a dirty, cheap, or disreputable place of public accommodation or entertainment, especially a restaurant or nightclub.
- a place or establishment, as a hotel, restaurant, etc.: We stayed in a very classy joint near the ocean.
- a part, especially of a plant, insect, etc., connected with another part by an articulation, node, or the like.
- a portion between two articulations, nodes, or the like.
verb (used with object)
- to prepare (a board or the like) for fitting in a joint.
- to true the bottom of (a wooden plane body) to allow even movement along the surface of the work.
verb (used without object)
Origin of joint
Synonyms for joint
Related Words for jointedslaughter, cut, clean, liquidate, salt, joint, cure, stick, smoke, carve, dress
Examples from the Web for jointed
Contemporary Examples of jointed
Before her pregnancy, Mantel said, the Duchess of Cambridge had been seen as “a jointed doll on which certain rags are hung”.'Jointed Doll' Kate Middleton a Plastic Princess, Says Mantel
February 19, 2013
Historical Examples of jointed
The legs were cylindrical, jointed at knee and thigh with huge discs.
As they were jointed in the middle, they rose high in the air above him.The Adventures of Maya the Bee
I seemed to myself to be a puppet, a jointed figure, a manikin.The Blue Wall
Richard Washburn Child
They were huge, jointed things that clanked when they walked.The Guardians
Above the table a number of jointed rods and clamps hung from the ceiling.Pandemic
Jesse Franklin Bone
- having a joint or joints
- (in combination)large-jointed
- a disreputable establishment, such as a bar or nightclub
- often facetiousa dwelling or meeting place
- out of order or disorganized
early 15c., from joint (n.).
early 15c., "united," from Old French jointiz (adj.) and joint, literally "joined," past participle of joindre (see join (v.)).
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.).
see nose out of joint; out of joint.