oblique joint

oblique joint

[ə′blēk ′jȯint]
(geology)

oblique butt joint, oblique joint

oblique butt joint
A butt joint which does not form a 90° angle to the axis of the piece.
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Trochlea tali, which was in distal of tibia, has a semi-cylindrical oblique joint surface.
In KSSF the primary discontinuities and bedding planes are dissected by a number of oblique joints.
The joints are restricted to Grid 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5; generally they can be described as oblique joints because they run oblique to the strike of the outcrop.