shift joint

shift joint

[′shift ‚jȯint]
(building construction)
A vertical joint placed on a solid member of the course below.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

shift joint

A vertical joint which is above a solid member of the course below.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.