joint·​er | \ ˈjȯin-tər How to pronounce jointer (audio) \

Definition of jointer

: one that joints especially : any of various tools used in preparing wood (as for a joint)

Examples of jointer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Use a hand plane or jointer to make their edges square and straight. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, "Make a Kitchen Table That Will Last Generations," 14 Nov. 2020 Housed on Union Avenue and decorated with vibrant murals, the creative haven is filled with a range of tools, including a variety of saws, hand tools, sanders, a jointer, a planer, a router table, a drill press, and a variety of wood. Brittany Britto,, "Our shop: Woodberry facility carves out a space for women in the traditionally male-dominated field of woodworking," 17 Aug. 2017 Step 9: If your jointer is wide enough, jointing then planing the cutting board will create the best cutting surface. Dave Ball, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Butcherblock," 2 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of jointer

1678, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jointer was in 1678

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“Jointer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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