butt-joint

butt joint

noun Building Trades.
a joint formed by two pieces of wood or metal united end to end without overlapping.

Origin:
1815–25

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butt joint
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: butt a joint between two plates, planks, bars, sections, etc, when the components are butted together and do not overlap or interlock. The joint may be strapped with jointing plates laid across it or welded (butt weld)

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