clip joint

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clip joint

A mortar joint which is thicker than usual; used to bring a masonry course to a required height.
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Offering bleary-eyed tourists a little fun at a seemingly simple game of chance like the notorious razzle-dazzle (an almost unwinnable game played with eight dice), the apparently slow-witted proprietors of the clip joints cheated to permit the tourists to win small and then lose big--and fast.
The starting point is a clean-up operation of Soho's notorious clip joints - places where punters were taken for a ride in more ways than one, though never in the way they hoped for.
Last week Camille's mother and sister flew to Britain from Jamaica to appeal for Westminster City Council to clamp down on the clip joints.