weathered joint

weathered joint

[¦weth·ərd ¦jȯint]
(civil engineering)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

weathered joint


weather-struck joint, weathered joint

weather-struck joint
A horizontal masonry joint in which the mortar is sloped outward from the upper edge of the lower brick, so as to shed water readily; formed by pressing the mortar inward at the upper edge of the joint.
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The rock surface is generally smooth but interrupted by a few weathered joints and quartz veins, standing up about 4 cm (Figure 3b).
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