Definitions for joint, britannia
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
A joint for uniting the ends of telegraph and electric wires. The ends of the wires are scraped clean and laid alongside each other for two inches, the extreme ends being bent up at about right angles to the wire. A thin wire is wound four or five times around one of the wires, back of the joint, the winding is then continued over the lapped portion, and a few more turns are taken around the other single wire. The whole is then soldered.
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