Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Without joints; unjointed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without a joint; rigid; stiff.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no joint; without, or as if without, joints; hence, stiff; rigid.

Etymologies

joint +‎ -less (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He got nineteen in about two minutes, firing, finding a new target, firing again, throwing the bolt in a blur, watching them boys pivot when hit, then go slack as death sent them to paradise, them falling with the thud of jointless collections of bones and meat.

    A Bob Lee Swagger eBook Boxed Set

  • We got out of our saddles even more slowly than we'd gotten into them and walked to the dining tent as if our legs were jointless blocks of wood.

    Phil Caputo: Old Age and Elk Hunting in the Rocky Mountains

  • Let me die here! let me die here! were her words; remaining jointless and immovable, till Sally and Mrs. Sinclair hurried in.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • In his shock, Ramon found himself entranced by the fluid way the thing moved -- sure as a cat, jointless as a tentacle.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The fingers were too long and there were seven of them; the limbs looked oddly jointless.

    The Eagle And The Nightingale

  • Expensive; strong; screed used as jointless floor surface or as bed for floor tiles; concrete tiles available in large variety of shapes and sizes.

    Chapter 5

  • Two fingers bent grotesquely, jointless as worm flesh, for as yet neither bone nor muscle supported the structure underneath.

    Shadowfane

  • Hands had short fingers, which along with the legs looked jointless as rubber.

    The Hour of the Gate

  • Where the neck began to spread into the lumpy body, four arms projected outward, each ending in four well-developed, jointless fingers.

    The End of The Matter

  • This skull is one end of a jointless, flexible, very strong internal cage of bone.

    World of Ptavvs

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