from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A joint formed by bolting a fishplate to each side of two abutting rails, timbers, or beams.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a joint formed by a plate or pair of plates fastened upon two meeting beams, plates, etc., at their junction; -- used largely in connecting the rails of railroads.
- n. See under Fish, Miter, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a butt joint formed by bolting fish plates to the sides of two rails or beams
From fish(plate).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)