Definitions

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

  • n. A machine or tool used in making joints.
  • n. A tool used to cut grooves indicating the joints in cement.
  • n. A triangular attachment to a plow used in covering trash or refuse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One that joints.
  • n. Any of various tools used to construct or finish joints, especially:
  • n. An equivalent machine, notably used to produce a flat surface on boards

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, joints.
  • n. A plane for smoothing the surfaces of pieces which are to be accurately joined.
  • n. The longest plane used by a joiner.
  • n. A long stationary plane, for planing the edges of barrel staves.
  • n.
  • n. A bent piece of iron inserted to strengthen the joints of a wall.
  • n. A tool for pointing the joints in brickwork.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which joints.
  • n. In masonry, a bent strip of iron inserted into a wall to strengthen a joint.
  • n. An obsolete form of jointure.
  • n. One who has a jointure or a jointure-settlement.
  • n. In the West Indies, Piper geniculatum, a shrub with much swollen nodes or joints, and which sometimes forms almost impenetrable thickets.

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

  • n. a long carpenter's plane used to shape the edges of boards so they will fit together

Etymologies

to joint + -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The wearing coat is next divided into sections corresponding with the sections into which the base is divided, by cutting through it with a trowel guided by a straight edge and then rounding the edges of the cut with a special tool called a jointer and shown by Fig. 117.

    Concrete Construction Methods and Costs

  • After the mortar has set, but before it has begun to harden, use a bent round bar called a "jointer" to "tool" each joint: run the bar along each horizontal joint, pressing against the mortar firmly.

    Chapter 6

  • Using the slender trowel, I believe called a "jointer" or "joint trowel" (keep in mind my entire knowledge of masonry has been gleaned from catching the odd episode of DIY Network's "Rock Solid") I shaved off excess mud from the joint, did my best to smooth the mortar, and used the brush to finish.

    OmniNerd

  • Well, I don't know, but I reckon they never picked up a double jointer before and you'd think with all that souped-up space technology they got they'd have used something stronger than plain old rope.

    Wounded Knee

  • Near that was a table saw, a radial-arm saw, and a jointer beside a tidy workbench.

    Static

  • Run the boards through your planer preferably on the unpainted side but if need be, on the painted side as you suggested and then the sides through the table saw or jointer.

    PrairieMod Monday

  • Just wondering if it's worth bringing a jointer and planer down.

    Power tools

  • Unfortunately the jointer didn't stop and I lost a real nice board of walnut.

    Calling a Spade a Shovel

  • This included costs for the employment of a ganger, a jointer, an excavator and a horse and cart - fences, lanterns, timbers left in trench, deals, reinstatement of Macadamed roads, cartage to the rubbish shoot and lead joints.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • I had to take up menial jobs as daily casual laborer in Signal & Telecommunication Department in Railways at the rate of Rs 3=50 per day where my father too sought employment as cable jointer on daily wage basis of Rs 6/= per day after retirement from permanent service.

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