from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of making a joint
  • n. The set of joints so produced
  • n. The initial grinding of the teeth of a cutting tool, prior to sharpening

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of making a joint; also, the joints thus produced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Joints collectively, as in geology.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • The surface ships used by undersea-cable companies to install and repair cables have similar chambers--called jointing rooms--where crews work on the delicate fibers.

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  • Not pictured was what sucked up most of my day - the chicken-ancho cacciatore made completely from scratch (from jointing and skinning the bird to chopping the veg to stewing it all together).

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  • Her mermaids, with their serpentine jointing, displayed an uncanny sinuousness.

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  • People highlight the 150,000 quitting versus the 2 million jointing as concrete proof AARP speaks for the majority of its members.

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  • Meanwhile, both men and women bustled about a huge factory floor under wooden beams, jointing, assembling, gluing and fixing the wooden aircraft wings together on trestles.


  • This process of planing and jointing off paint will dull your blades more quickly than plain wood.

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  • Um YES, I would like a jointed sea chest, and a mini one would be cute, but if it is too mini it will make the jointing all the much harder.

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  • Fox and Fremantle, a unit of Bertlesmann AG which jointing produces "American Idol" with 19 Entertainment, have paid Mr. Seacrest's salary in the past and any amount not covered by Fox and Fremantle under the new deal will be paid by 19 Entertainment.

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  • The eastern area, around the Nine bent-Stream includes a large number of isolated and sheer-sided monoliths of red sandstone which have been formed by the natural riverine erosion following the natural faults and jointing in this rock.

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  • The former, most notably, proposed descriptive terms for the Causeway jointing which have been internationally adopted for the description of columnar basalts.

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