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joint (s), joints (pl)
Smoothly curved fracture, or fractures, in a rock.

Joints can be small or up to thousands of feet long. Hundreds of joints may appear in a single outcropping of rock.

A joint system consists of two or more sets of joints that are arranged in characteristic patterns; such as, concentric, radial, etc.

The jointing of rock formations is a major factor of geological changes resulting from weathering and erosion.

The movement of the rock at right angles to this fracture can produce an open joint, or fissure. If the movement of the rocks of a joint is parallel to the surface of the fractures, the resulting break is classified as a fault.

This entry is located in the following unit: Geology or Related Geological Terms + (page 6)
Word Entries containing the term: “joint
anatomic zero joint position
The beginning point of a joint range of motion.
This entry is located in the following unit: Anatomy and Related Anatomical Terms (page 2)
clip joint (s) (noun), clip joints (pl)
A business; for example, a bar or a nightclub, that charges its customers much more money than that which seems to be normal: Mike complained to the waitress that the bill for the meal made him feel that he was in a clip joint.

The police raided the clip joint in their search for those who were selling illegal drugs.

This entry is located in the following unit: English Words in Action, Group C (page 4)
expansion joint (s) (noun), expansion joints (pl)
A space, or spaces, that are left in structures, roads, or streets which allow for the expansions and contractions of the materials which are caused by heat and cool environments.
This entry is located in the following unit: Technical Science and Engineering (page 2)
hock joint
The joint on the hind limb, or leg, located between the lower thigh and the rear pastern.

A dog walks on its toes like a horse, not the soles of his feet like a bear or a human. The human wrist is analogous to the canine pastern joint, the back of the hand is the dog's pastern, and the fingers form the dog's paws.

This entry is located in the following unit: Dog or Canine Terms + (page 5)