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 Chicago's Irving Park YMCA, for example, charges $52 per month for an adult membership (age 27+), plus a $52 joiner fee. Melanie Radzicki Mcmanus, CNN, 12 Jan. 2022 Staff receive £200 for the first friend, £300 for the second friend, and up to £2,000 for five, with the bonuses paid once the new joiner has completed a one-month trial. Alison Coleman, Forbes, 30 Oct. 2021 Pa works in England as a joiner and is gone for weeks at a time, while Ma tries to hold down the fort. Bill Goodykoontz, Detroit Free Press, 13 Nov. 2021 The father works in England as a joiner, coming home only a few days a month. Mark Feeney,, 10 Nov. 2021 Pa works in England as a joiner, gone for weeks at a time, while Ma tries to hold down the fort. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 9 Nov. 2021 When Branagh’s parents were considering uprooting their family to flee the violence and resettle in the U.K., where his father, a plumber and joiner, had a job offer, their 9-year-old son was adamant that his future was there in Belfast. Brent Lang, Variety, 27 Oct. 2021 Once you're settled, being a joiner, even temporarily, is a way to continue this strategy. Washington Post, 28 June 2021 Ensure empathy, proactive communication and multiple virtual meet-ups to introduce the new joiner to internal teams. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 7 Sep. 2021 See More

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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 25 Sep. 2022.

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