Origin of jointer
- 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 jointercollective, concerted, cooperative, elbow, seam, tavern, club, bar, public, united, joined, common, consolidated, bridge, splice, point, nexus, impingement, bend, union
Examples from the Web for jointer
Historical Examples of jointer
The edges of the boards to be joined should be finished with a jointer.Handwork in Wood
The jointer is another tool where the use of the guard should never be omitted.Advanced Toy Making for Schools
David M. Mitchell
When the land is wanted for oats or corn, a jointer should be used on the plow to insure burying all the crop.
This broad stream was Jointer Creek, and I ascended it to find a spot of high ground upon which to camp.Voyage of the Paper Canoe
Nathaniel H. Bishop
The jointer is a little plow which takes the place of the coulter and is attached to the plow-beam in the same manner.Farm Mechanics
Herbert A. Shearer
- a disreputable establishment, such as a bar or nightclub
- often facetiousa dwelling or meeting place
- out of order or disorganized
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.