scarf-joint

scarf joint

noun
1.
a joint in which two timbers or other structural members are fitted together with long end laps of various forms and held in place with bolts, straps, keys, fishplates, etc., to resist tension or compression.
2.
(in welding) a butt joint between two pieces beveled on their meeting surfaces.

Origin:
1785–95

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scarf joint

noun
a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end 
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