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 for Joint splice
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joint \Joint\ (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint.
     See Join.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or
        united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces
        admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction; as, a
        joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe.
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     2. A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion;
        an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the
        knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket
        joint. See Articulation.
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              A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel,
              Must glove this hand.                 --Shak.
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              To tear thee joint by joint.          --Milton.
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     3. The part or space included between two joints, knots,
        nodes, or articulations; as, a joint of cane or of a grass
        stem; a joint of the leg.
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     4. Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions
        by the butcher for roasting.
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     5. (Geol.) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a
        rock transverse to the stratification.
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     6. (Arch.) The space between the adjacent surfaces of two
        bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement,
        mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint.
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     7. The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a
        structure are secured together.
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     8. [{Jag a notch.] A projecting or retreating part in
        something; any irregularity of line or surface, as in a
        wall. [Now Chiefly U. S.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     9. (Theaters) A narrow piece of scenery used to join together
        two flats or wings of an interior setting.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     10. a disreputable establishment, or a place of low resort,
         as for smoking opium; -- also used for a commercial
         establishment, implying a less than impeccable
         reputation, but often in jest; as, talking about a
         high-class joint is an oxymoron. [Slang]
         [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
  
     11. a marijuana cigarette. [Slang]
         [PJC]
  
     12. prison; -- used with "the". [Slang] " he spent five years
         in the joint."
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     Coursing joint (Masonry), the mortar joint between two
        courses of bricks or stones.
  
     Fish joint, Miter joint, Universal joint, etc. See
        under Fish, Miter, etc.
  
     Joint bolt, a bolt for fastening two pieces, as of wood,
        one endwise to the other, having a nut embedded in one of
        the pieces.
  
     Joint chair (Railroad), the chair that supports the ends of
        abutting rails.
  
     Joint coupling, a universal joint for coupling shafting.
        See under Universal.
  
     Joint hinge, a hinge having long leaves; a strap hinge.
  
     Joint splice, a re["e]nforce at a joint, to sustain the
        parts in their true relation.
  
     Joint stool.
         (a) A stool consisting of jointed parts; a folding stool.
             --Shak.
         (b) A block for supporting the end of a piece at a joint;
             a joint chair.
  
     Out of joint, out of place; dislocated, as when the head of
        a bone slips from its socket; hence, not working well
        together; disordered. "The time is out of joint." --Shak.
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