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straight joint[′strāt ′jȯint]
A continuous joint formed by the ends of parallel floor boards or masonry units and oriented perpendicularly to their length.
A joint between two pieces of wood that are set edge to edge without tongues and grooves, dowels, or overlap to bind them. Also known as square joint.
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A line created by the meeting of two or more separate elements or pieces, often continuing in a straight line from one end to another. See also: Joint
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1. In a wood floor, a continuous joint formed by the ends of parallel boards; the joint is perpendicular to the length of the boards.
2. In carpentry, a joint between two timbers which are laid edge to edge without a tongue and groove, dowels, or overlap to bind them; also called a square joint.
3. A continuous vertical straight-line joint formed by the ends of masonry units.
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