butt weld

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butt weld

[′bət ‚weld]
(metallurgy)
A weld that joins the ends of two pieces of metal of similar cross section without overlapping.

butt joint

welded butt joint
butt joint formed by two boards
1. A plain, square joint between two members, where the contact surfaces are cut at right angles to the faces of the pieces; the two pieces are fitted squarely against each other rather than lapped; Also see oblique butt joint.
2.