Definitions for joinerˈdʒɔɪ nər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

join•erˈdʒɔɪ nər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that joins.

  2. a carpenter, esp. one who constructs doors, window sashes, paneling, and other permanent woodwork.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. a person given to joining groups or organizations.

Origin of joiner:

1350–1400; ME joinour < AF joignour

Princeton's WordNet

  1. joiner(noun)

    a person who likes to join groups

  2. joiner(noun)

    a woodworker whose work involves making things by joining pieces of wood


  1. joiner(Noun)

    A thing that joins two separate items, e.g. software to connect video or music clips.

  2. joiner(Noun)

    A maker of wooden furniture or fittings.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Joiner(noun)

    one who, or that which, joins

  2. Joiner(noun)

    one whose occupation is to construct articles by joining pieces of wood; a mechanic who does the woodwork (as doors, stairs, etc.) necessary for the finishing of buildings

  3. Joiner(noun)

    a wood-working machine, for sawing, plaining, mortising, tenoning, grooving, etc


  1. Joiner

    In the building trades, a joiner is a type of a carpenter that cuts and fits joints in wood without the use of nails, screws, or other metal fasteners. Joiners usually work in a workshop, because the formation of various joints usually requires non-portable machinery; in contrast, most other kinds of carpenter usually work on site. A "joiner" usually produces items such as interior and exterior doors, windows, stairs, tables, bookshelves etc.; cabinet makers are often regarded as producers of fine joinery. The terms joinery and joiner are obsolete in the USA, although the main trade union for carpenters still calls itself the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. In the UK, an apprentice of wood occupations could choose to study bench joinery or site carpentry and joinery; bench joinery is the preparation, setting out, and manufacture of joinery components, while site carpentry and joinery focuses on the installation of the joinery components, and on the setting out and fabrication of timber elements used in construction.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. joiner

    An independent merchant ship sailed to join a convoy. See also joiner convoy; joiner section.

Anagrams of joiner

  1. rejoin

Translations for joiner

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a skilled worker in wood who puts doors, stairs etc into buildings.

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