- Done by two or more people or organisations working together.
"The play was a joint production between the two companies."
- 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."
- (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."
- (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.
- (transitive) To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.