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

  Joint \Joint\ (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint.
     See Join.]
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     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]
     12. prison; -- used with "the". [Slang] " he spent five years
         in the joint."
     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.
         (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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joint \Joint\ (joint), a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See Join.]
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     1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action.
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     2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or
        produced by two or more working together.
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              I read this joint effusion twice over. --T. Hook.
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     3. United, joined, or sharing with another or with others;
        not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with
        an associate, or with associates; acting together; as,
        joint heir; joint creditor; a joint bank account; joint
        debtor, etc. "Joint tenants of the world." --Donne.
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     4. Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as,
        joint property; a joint bond.
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              A joint burden laid upon us all.      --Shak.
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     Joint committee (Parliamentary Practice), a committee
        composed of members of the two houses of a legislative
        body, for the appointment of which concurrent resolutions
        of the two houses are necessary. --Cushing.
     Joint meeting, or Joint session, the meeting or session
        of two distinct bodies as one; as, a joint meeting of
        committees representing different corporations; a joint
        session of both branches of a State legislature to chose a
        United States senator. "Such joint meeting shall not be
        dissolved until the electoral votes are all counted and
        the result declared." --Joint Rules of Congress, U. S.
     Joint resolution (Parliamentary Practice), a resolution
        adopted concurrently by the two branches of a legislative
        body. "By the constitution of the United States and the
        rules of the two houses, no absolute distinction is made
        between bills and joint resolutions." --Barclay (Digest).
     Joint rule (Parliamentary Practice), a rule of proceeding
        adopted by the concurrent action of both branches of a
        legislative assembly. "Resolved, by the House of
        Representatives (the Senate concurring), that the
        sixteenth and seventeenth joint rules be suspended for the
        remainder of the session." --Journal H. of R., U. S.
     Joint and several (Law), a phrase signifying that the debt,
        credit, obligation, etc., to which it is applied is held
        in such a way that the parties in interest are engaged
        both together and individually thus a joint and several
        debt is one for which all the debtors may be sued together
        or either of them individually; used especially in the
        phrase joint and several liability.
     Joint stock, stock held in company.
     Joint-stock company (Law), a species of partnership,
        consisting generally of a large number of members, having
        a capital divided, or agreed to be divided, into shares,
        the shares owned by any member being usually transferable
        without the consent of the rest.
     Joint tenancy (Law), a tenure by two or more persons of
        estate by unity of interest, title, time, and possession,
        under which the survivor takes the whole. --Blackstone.
     Joint tenant (Law), one who holds an estate by joint
        tenancy. Contrassted with tenant in common.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joint \Joint\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jointed; p. pr. & vb. n.
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     1. To unite by a joint or joints; to fit together; to prepare
        so as to fit together; as, to joint boards.
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              Pierced through the yielding planks of jointed wood.
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     2. To join; to connect; to unite; to combine.
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              Jointing their force 'gainst Caesar.  --Shak.
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     3. To provide with a joint or joints; to articulate.
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              The fingers are jointed together for motion. --Ray.
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     4. To separate the joints; of; to divide at the joint or
        joints; to disjoint; to cut up into joints, as meat. "He
        joints the neck." --Dryden.
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              Quartering, jointing, seething, and roasting.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joint \Joint\, v. i.
     To fit as if by joints; to coalesce as joints do; as, the
     stones joint, neatly.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: united or combined; "a joint session of Congress"; "joint
             owners" [ant: separate]
      2: affecting or involving two or more; "joint income-tax
         return"; "joint ownership"
      3: involving both houses of a legislature; "a joint session of
      n 1: (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or
           elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
           [syn: joint, articulation, articulatio]
      2: a disreputable place of entertainment
      3: the shape or manner in which things come together and a
         connection is made [syn: articulation, join, joint,
         juncture, junction]
      4: a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for
         slicing into more than one portion [syn: roast, joint]
      5: junction by which parts or objects are joined together
      6: marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking [syn:
         joint, marijuana cigarette, reefer, stick, spliff]
      v 1: fit as if by joints; "The boards fit neatly"
      2: provide with a joint; "the carpenter jointed two pieces of
         wood" [syn: joint, articulate]
      3: fasten with a joint
      4: separate (meat) at the joint

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  418 Moby Thesaurus words for "joint":
     Babylon, DET, DMT, Gomorrah, LSD, Mary Jane, STP, Sodom, THC,
     abutment, abysm, abyss, accessory, accompanying, accordant,
     accumulated, acid, agglomerate, aggregate, agreeing, amalgamated,
     amassed, ankle, antidepressant, appendage, arm, arroyo, articulate,
     articulation, aspic, assembled, assimilated, associate, associated,
     at one with, ataractic, attendant, attending, bagnio, barbecue,
     batten, batten down, bawdyhouse, betting house, betting parlor,
     blended, boiled meat, bolt, bordello, bough, bouilli, boundary,
     box canyon, branch, breach, break, brothel, buckle, bunched,
     bundled, butt, button, canyon, casino, cathouse, cavity, cervix,
     chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, civet, clasp, cleat, cleft,
     cleuch, clinch, clip, clip joint, closure, clough, clumped,
     clustered, coacting, coactive, coadjutant, coadjuvant, coadunate,
     coefficient, coincident, col, collaborative, collateral, collected,
     collective, collectivist, collectivistic, collusive, combinative,
     combinatory, combined, combining, commensal, common, communal,
     communalist, communalistic, communist, communistic, communitarian,
     commutual, compact, comprehensive, concerted, concomitant,
     concordant, concourse, concurrent, concurring, confluence,
     conglomerate, congregate, congregated, conjoint, conjugate,
     conjunct, conjunctive, connecting link, connecting rod, connection,
     connective, conniving, consilient, consolidated, conspiratorial,
     cooperant, cooperating, cooperative, coordinate, corporate,
     correlative, coulee, couloir, coupled, coupling, coworking, crack,
     cranny, crevasse, crevice, crib, crux, cumulate, cut, cwm, defile,
     dell, den, den of iniquity, den of thieves, den of vice,
     diethyltryptamine, dike, dimethyltryptamine, disorderly house,
     ditch, dive, donga, dovetail, draw, dump, eclectic, ecumenic,
     elbow, embrace, excavation, fascicled, fasciculated, fault, fellow,
     fissure, flat, flaw, flesh, fleshpots, flume, forcemeat, fracture,
     furrow, fused, gage, gambling den, gambling hall, gambling hell,
     gambling house, game, gaming house, ganja, gap, gape, gash,
     gathered, general, gliding joint, glomerate, gorge, grass, groove,
     gulch, gulf, gully, gyp joint, hachis, hallucinogen, hand, hangout,
     harmonious, harmonized, hash, hashish, hasp, hay, heaped, hell,
     hellhole, hemp, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hitch, hole, honky-tonk,
     hook, house of assignation, house of joy, house of prostitution,
     imp, in common, in session, incision, inclusive, incorporated,
     integrated, interconnection, interface, intersection, jam, jerky,
     join, joined, joining, jugged hare, junction, juncture, kava,
     kloof, knee, knotted, knuckle, lair, latch, leagued, leak, leg,
     limb, link, lobe, lobule, lock, lumped, marijuana, massed, meat,
     meeting, member, menue viande, merged, mescal, mescal bean,
     mescal button, mescaline, mince, mind-altering drug,
     mind-blowing drug, mind-expanding drug, miter, mixed, moat,
     morning glory seeds, mortise, mutual, nail, neck, noncompetitive,
     notch, nullah, offshoot, one, opening, organ, packaged, paired,
     panel den, panel house, parallel, parasitic, pass, passage, peg,
     pemmican, peyote, piled, pin, pinion, pivot, pivot joint, poolroom,
     popular, pot, pot roast, psilocin, psilocybin, psychedelic,
     psychic energizer, psychoactive drug, psychochemical,
     psychotomimetic, public, rabbet, ramification, ravine, reciprocal,
     red-light district, reefer, rent, respective, rift, rime, rivet,
     roach, roast, runner, rupture, saprophytic, sausage meat, scarf,
     scion, scissure, scrapple, screw, seam, sew, shared, shoulder,
     simultaneous, sink, sink of corruption, sink of iniquity, skewer,
     slit, slot, snap, social, socialistic, societal, split,
     sporting house, spray, sprig, spur, stacked, staple, stew, stews,
     stick, stitch, suture, switch, symbiotic, symphysis, syncretistic,
     syncretized, synergetic, synergic, synergistic, synthesized, tack,
     tail, tea, tenderloin, tendril, tie, tie rod, toggle, toggle joint,
     tranquilizer, trench, twig, twin, two-way, uncompetitive, union,
     united, uniting, valley, venison, viande, void, wadi, wedge, weed,
     weld, whorehouse, wing, wrapped up, wrist, zipper

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  JOINT. United, not separate; as, joint action, or one which is brought by 
  several persons acting together; joint bond, a bond given by two or more 

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