backjoint

noun

: a rabbet or chase in masonry left to receive a permanent slab or other filling

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of backjoint was in 1857

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“Backjoint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backjoint. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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