bed joint

noun

Definition of bed joint

1 : a horizontal joint in masonry
2a : a horizontal crack or fissure in massive rock
b : one of a set of cracks or fissures parallel with the bedding of a rock

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“Bed joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bed%20joint. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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