Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

From fish(plate).

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