Definitions for jointless

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

jointdʒɔɪnt(n.)

  1. the place at which two things, or separate parts of one thing, are joined or united, either rigidly or so as to permit motion.

  2. a connection between pieces of wood, metal, etc., often reinforced with nails, screws, or glue.

    Category: Building Trades

  3. the place of union between two bones or elements of a skeleton, whether fixed or permitting movement. the mechanical form of such a union: the structural components, as the adjacent bone edges and their attachments.

    the ball-and-socket joint of the hip; the hinge joint of the elbow.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  4. the place of articulation between two parts or segments of an insect, crustacean, or other arthropod.

    Category: Biology

  5. the node of a plant stem where a leaf or branch emerges, esp. when bent at an angle.

    Category: Botany

  6. a large piece of meat, usu. with a bone, esp. a piece suitable for roasting.

    Category: Cooking

  7. Slang. a marijuana cigarette.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. Slang. a cheap or disreputable place of public entertainment. a dwelling or establishment. prison.

    Category: Status (usage)

  9. a fracture plane in crystalline or sedimentary rock, commonly arranged in intersecting sets.

    Category: Geology

  10. Math.

    Category: Math

    Ref: node (def. 6). 6

  11. Slang: Usu. Vulgar. penis.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  12. (adj.)shared by or common to two or more:

    joint custody.

  13. undertaken or produced by two or more in common:

    a joint effort.

  14. sharing or acting in common:

    joint authorship.

  15. joined or associated, as in relation, interest, or action:

    joint owners.

  16. Law. joined together in obligation or ownership.

    Category: Law

  17. of or pertaining to both branches of a bicameral legislature:

    a joint session of Congress.

    Category: Government

  18. (v.t.)to unite by a joint.

  19. to form or provide with joints.

  20. to cut (meat, fowl, etc.) at the joints so as to separate into pieces:

    to joint a chicken.

  21. to prepare (a board or the like) for fitting in a joint, as by truing the edge.

    Category: Building Trades

  22. (v.i.)to fit together by or as if by joints.

    Category: Building Trades

Idioms for joint:

  1. out of joint, dislocated, as a bone. in a disordered state.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of joint:

1250–1300; ME < OF joint, jointe < L junctum, juncta, neut. and fem. of junctus, ptp. of jungere to join

joint′less(adj.)

Wiktionary

  1. jointless(Adjective)

    Without joints; unjointed.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jointless(adj)

    without a joint; rigid; stiff

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