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expansion joint

noun
1.
a joint between two parts of a structure, machine, etc., permitting expansion, as from heat, without structural damage.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for expansion-joint

expansion joint

noun
1.
(engineering) a gap in steel or concrete to allow for thermal expansion
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