slip joint

noun

1
a
: a telescopic joint between two parts (such as a piece of tubing and packing material in a stuffing box) that permits the parts to move in a lengthwise direction
b
: a joint formed by slipping one part over another of nearly the same size and uniting the two (as by brazing)
2
: a channel or groove cut in an existing wall to receive the ends of the brick of a new wall

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“Slip joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/slip%20joint. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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