butt joint

noun

Definition of butt joint

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

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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, "8 Tips for Installing Laminate Flooring," 26 Jan. 2017 Doing this for butt joints, especially, is a good idea. Phillip Pantuso, Popular Mechanics, "How to Get Started With Welding," 27 May 2015

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First Known Use of butt joint

1775, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of butt joint was in 1775

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