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slip joint

noun
1.
a joint made between an older and a newer masonry wall to form a continuous surface, masonry at the end of the newer wall fitting into a vertical groove cut in the end of the older wall.
Origin of slip joint
1875-1880
1875-80
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  • Another thing I like to watch about the bridge is the slip joint exactly in the centre.

  • A stretcher joint is a slip joint in which one or both sides is mitered.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • Mr. Martin ran out to the centre to watch the effect on the slip joint, and found that the weight amounted to nothing.

  • A sterile metal syringe equipped with a slip joint for the needle is well adapted to this operation.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix

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