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ball joint

noun
1.
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Examples from the web for ball joint
  • The right femur broken, the ball joint at the hip damaged.
  • Repair or replace defective ball joint suspensions, brake shoes, or wheel bearings.
  • The image on the left is a depiction of a patient pelvis along with a femur bone and an artificial ball joint.
  • Follow pelvis bone with your knife cutting meat from the pelvis to expose the large hip ball joint.
  • The ball joint shall be equipped with a locking-pin which will allow the detector to be mechanically aimed and secured in place.
  • The ball joint shall be equipped with a locking pin which will allow the detector to be mechanically aimed and secured in place.
British Dictionary definitions for ball joint

ball-and-socket joint

noun
1.
a coupling between two rods, tubes, etc, that consists of a spherical part fitting into a spherical socket, allowing free movement within a specific conical volume
2.
(anatomy) Also called multiaxial joint. a bony joint, such as the hip joint, in which a rounded head fits into a rounded cavity, allowing a wide range of movement

ball joint

noun
1.
another name for ball-and-socket joint
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