bridle joint


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bridle joint

A carpentry joint connecting a slotted end of one timber to the double-notched end of another timber; used to connect a rafter to a tie beam or two rafters at a ridge. See also: Joint
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bridle joint

bridle joint, 1
In carpentry:
1. A joint formed by two timbers, of which one is hollowed out to receive the end of the other (with recessed sides).
2. A joint in which two tongues project from the sides of the tenoned member; these tongues fit into corresponding slots in the mortised member.
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