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slip joint

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
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A thru single dovetail is similar to a slip-joint except that instead of a tenon there is a dovetail.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes

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