slip joint


noun

a joint made between an older and a newer masonry wall to form a continuous surface, masonry at the end of the newer wall fitting into a vertical groove cut in the end of the older wall.

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Origin of slip joint

First recorded in 1875–80
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Example sentences from the Web for slip joint

  • A thru single dovetail is similar to a slip-joint except that instead of a tenon there is a dovetail.

    Handwork in Wood|William Noyes