a joint in which two timbers or other structural members are fitted together with long end laps of various forms and held in place with bolts, straps, keys, fishplates, etc., to resist tension or compression.
(in welding) a butt joint between two pieces beveled on their meeting surfaces.
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How to use scarf joint in a sentence
It might also come under the heading of scarf joint, although rarely used in actual practice as such.
Fig. 219 is a tabled scarf joint which admirably resists tension and compression.
Fig. 220 is an example of a lapped scarf joint which is secured with nuts and bolts.
When the four pieces are put together a scarf joint is made near each corner, having an inch and one-half lap.
Splice or scarf joint; used in framing, occasionally; of little value to boys.Carpentry and Woodwork | Edwin W. Foster