butt joint


Definition of butt joint

: a joint made by fastening the parts together end-to-end without overlap and often with reinforcement

Examples of butt joint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Check out the tricky butt joint between the burl walnut and the instrument-cluster surround. John Phillips, Car and Driver, 20 May 2020 Don’t cut any plank shorter than 12 inches, and stagger end-butt joints from one row to the next by at least 6 inches, though 12 to 18 inches looks better. Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 8 Dec. 2019 Also, be sure to also use the tapping block when striking the ends of the planks to close up the end-butt joints. Joesph Truini, Popular Mechanics, 26 Jan. 2017 Doing this for butt joints, especially, is a good idea. Phillip Pantuso, Popular Mechanics, 27 May 2015

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First Known Use of butt joint

1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Butt joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butt%20joint. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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