from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In carpentry, a joint formed by scarfing.
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This he fashioned into a scarf-joint for a corresponding cut in the piece of mast which had gone overboard.
_butt-joint_ which had hitherto been used in all cast-iron rails, he adopted the _half-lap joint_, by which means the rails extended a certain distance over each other at the ends, like a scarf-joint.