American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A joint, such as the elbow, in which a convex part of one bone fits into a concave part of another, allowing motion in only one plane.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.), (Mech.) Any joint resembling a hinge, by which two pieces are connected so as to permit relative turning in one plane.
- n. a freely moving joint in which the bones are so articulated as to allow extensive movement in one plane
- n. a joint allowing movement in one plane only
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