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ball joint

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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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