jointer

[ join-ter ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪn tər /

noun

a person or thing that joints.
a tool or machine used in making joints.
Agriculture. a device with a triangular head, used with a plow to bury trash.
Law Obsolete. a man who holds a jointure.

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Origin of jointer

First recorded in 1645–55; joint + -er1

Definition for jointer (2 of 2)

Origin of joint

1250–1300; 1900–05 for def 6; Middle English < Old French joint, jointe < Latin junctum, juncta, neuter and feminine of junctus (past participle of jungere “to join”), equivalent to jung- join + -tus past participle suffix

SYNONYMS FOR joint

OTHER WORDS FROM joint

sub·joint, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for jointer (1 of 2)

jointer
/ (ˈdʒɔɪntə) /

noun

a tool for pointing mortar joints, as in brickwork
Also called: jointing plane a long plane for shaping the edges of planks so that they can be fitted together
a person or thing that makes joints

British Dictionary definitions for jointer (2 of 2)

joint
/ (dʒɔɪnt) /

noun

adjective

verb (tr)

Derived forms of joint

jointly, adverb
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Medical definitions for jointer

joint
[ joint ]

n.

A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion.
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Scientific definitions for jointer

joint
[ joint ]

Anatomy A usually movable body part in which adjacent bones are joined by ligaments and other fibrous tissues. See also ball-and-socket joint hinge joint.
Zoology A point in the exoskeleton of an invertebrate at which movable parts join, as along the leg of an arthropod.
Botany A point on a plant stem from which a leaf or branch grows.
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Idioms and Phrases with jointer

joint

see nose out of joint; out of joint.

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