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joiner

[joi-ner] /ˈdʒɔɪ nər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that joins.
2.
a carpenter, especially one who constructs doors, window sashes, paneling, and other permanent woodwork.
3.
a person who belongs to many clubs, associations, societies, etc., often from indiscriminate enthusiasm, for increased status, to make business or social contacts, or the like.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; join + -er1; replacing Middle English joinour < Anglo-French joignour, equivalent to joign- (see join) + -our -or2
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British Dictionary definitions for joiner

joiner

/ˈdʒɔɪnə/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) a person trained and skilled in making finished woodwork, such as windows, doors, and stairs
2.
a person or thing that joins
3.
(informal) a person who joins many clubs, causes, etc
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Word Origin and History for joiner
n.

early 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), joynour "maker of furniture, small boxes, etc.," from Old French joigneor "joiner, carpenter," agent noun from joindre "to join" (see join). A craftsman who did lighter and more ornamental work than a carpenter. Meaning "one who makes a habit of joining" (societies, clubs, etc.) is from 1890. Related: Joinery.

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