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 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, "Beautiful. Violent. American. The N.F.L. at 100.," 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, "Seasonal Celebrations with the Rockettes, Ebenezer Scrooge, and More," 16 Nov. 2019 Three dozen vendors and craftspeople will demonstrate colonial crafts, including joiners, turners, and wood carvers recreating important industries in early South Windsor., "Community News For The South Windsor Edition," 25 Sep. 2019 In other words, debunking efforts should focus on these newbie joiners. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "Here’s One Way to Reform an Internet Conspiracy Theorist," 27 June 2018 And then there joiners, who only became Reddit users in the wake of the crisis and posted almost exclusively on conspiracy subreddits. Emma Grey Ellis, WIRED, "Here’s One Way to Reform an Internet Conspiracy Theorist," 27 June 2018 In 1727, when Benjamin Franklin was twenty-one, he and a few friends—among them a scrivener, a joiner, and two cobblers—formed a conversation club called the Junto. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "Benjamin Franklin Invented the Chat Room," 1 Dec. 2014 The network effects that make bigger networks more attractive to new joiners give these markets a winner-takes-all quality. The Economist, "A memo to big techThe techlash against Amazon, Facebook and Google—and what they can do," 20 Jan. 2018 Most of the joiners were singers and rappers, but Kaepernick got an assist from Curry and Durant, who each kicked in $10,000, with enthusiasm. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant unite with Colin Kaepernick for charitable cause," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of joiner

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Joiner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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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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