hinge joint


Definition of hinge joint

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

Examples of hinge joint in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company issued the recall Thursday for four models of the Tango Mini Stroller because the hinge joints can release. Hollie Silverman, CNN, 20 Jan. 2020 If the hinge joints release, the stroller could collapse when under pressure, posing a fall hazard for a child, the recall says. Hollie Silverman, CNN, 20 Jan. 2020 Unlike a hinge joint that moves only (for the most part) forward and backward, like the knee, the shape of the ball-and-socket joint in the hip allows for flexion, extension, internal and external rotation, abduction, and adduction. SELF, 22 Feb. 2019 But during the Loma Prieta quake the ground also shook laterally, creating stress the hinge joints could not withstand. Marwa Eltagouri, Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2018 The metal hinge joints in some areas are showing signs of excess wear. Rick Anderson, latimes.com, 3 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of hinge joint

1802, in the meaning defined above

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“Hinge joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hinge%20joint. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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hinge joint

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Medical Definition of hinge joint

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

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