join·​er | \ ˈjȯi-nər How to pronounce joiner (audio) \

Definition of joiner

: one that joins: such as
a : a person whose occupation is to construct articles by joining pieces of wood
b : a gregarious or civic-minded person who joins many organizations

Examples of joiner in a Sentence

He's not a joiner. He prefers to do things by himself.
Recent Examples on the Web Implement robust and streamlined joiner, mover and leaver processes, applying the principle of least privilege. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 24 June 2021 Our new-joiner survey results indicated that our new team members were very satisfied with the overall experience. Suyin Haynes, Time, 23 May 2021 Kent is an apprentice joiner in Christchurch and has just bought his first home with his partner. Nick Perry, Star Tribune, 18 Feb. 2021 Holding the strip firmly, align the center mark on the plate joiner with the line on the strip and cut the plate slot [2]. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2020 Be sure to keep the plate joiner and the workpiece flat against the table and keep your fingers clear of the cutter area. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2020 Clamp a straight board to the side to aid in positioning the plate joiner. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 8 Aug. 2020 Football is the most collectivist of sports, seemingly at odds with American individualism, but the United States has always been a nation of joiners and a country in thrall to the idea of team. James Surowiecki, New York Times, 19 Dec. 2019 Meanwhile, for life’s joiners, the Dessoff Choirs offer a come-and-sing version at the Union Theological Seminary (Dec. 7). The New Yorker, 16 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of joiner

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of joiner was in the 14th century

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1 Jul 2021

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“Joiner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of joiner

US : a person who joins many organizations
chiefly British : a person whose job is to build things (such as door or window frames) by joining pieces of wood

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