hinge joint

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of hinge joint

: a joint between bones (as at the elbow) that permits motion in only one plane

Recent Examples of hinge joint from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hinge joint.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of hinge joint

1802

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

hinge joint

noun \ ˈhinj- \

medical Definition of hinge joint

: a joint between bones (as at the elbow or knee) that permits motion in only one plane; especially : ginglymus

Illustration of hinge joint

illustration of hinge joint


Learn More about hinge joint


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up hinge joint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lighting electrician on a movie set

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Eponym Quiz

  • rubens-painting
  • Which is the best synonym of bowdlerize?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!