Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A joint formed by two abutting surfaces placed squarely together.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A joint formed by adjacent, separate section of material, such as where two neighboring pieces of insulation abut.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A joint in which the edges or ends of the pieces united come squarely together instead of overlapping. See 1st butt, 8.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as butting-joint.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping

Etymologies

From butt2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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