2. To join; to connect; to unite; to combine. Jointing their force 'gainst Caesar. (Shak)
Origin: Jointed; jointing.
1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction as, a joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe.
2. A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion; an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and Socket Joint. See articulation. A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel, Must glove this hand. (Shak) To tear thee joint by joint. (Milton)
7. The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a structure are secured together. Coursing joint, the chair that supports the ends of abutting rails. Joint coupling, a universal joint for coupling shafting. See universal. Joint hinge, a hinge having long leaves; a strap hinge. Joint splice, a reenforce at a joint, to sustain the parts in their true relation. Joint stool. A stool consisting of jointed parts; a folding stool. A block for supporting the end of a piece at a joint; a joint chair. Out of joint, out of place; dislocated, as when the head of a bone slips from its socket; hence, not working well together; disordered. The time is out of joint.
Origin: f. Joint, fr. Joindre, p. P. Joint. See join. Junction by which parts or objects are joined together.(anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if the articulation allows motion).The area of contact between two bones. There are many different types of joint including hinge, ball and socket, universal, sliding and slightly movable.