• Done by two or more people or organisations working together.

    "The play was a joint production between the two companies."


  • (geology) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint.
  • (slang) A marijuana cigarette.

    "After locking the door and closing the shades, they lit the joint."

  • (anatomy) Any part of the body where two bones join, in most cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened.
  • The part or space included between two joints, knots, nodes, or articulations.

    "a joint of cane or of a grass stem; a joint of the leg"

  • (slang) (always with "the") prison

    "I'm just trying to stay out of the joint."

  • The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.

    "The water is leaking out of the joint between the two pipes."

  • A cut of meat.

    "Set the joint in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time."

  • (originally slang) A restaurant, bar, nightclub or similar business.

    "It was the kind of joint you wouldn't want your boss to see you in."

  • The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.

    "This rod is free to swing at the joint with the platform."

  • The means of securing together the meeting surfaces of components of a structure.

    "The dovetail joint, while more difficult to make, is also quite strong."


  • (transitive) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
  • (transitive) To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
  • (intransitive) To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do.

    "the stones joint, neatly."

  • (transitive) To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare so as to fit together

    "to joint boards, a jointing plane"

  • (transitive) To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat.

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