slip joint


Definition of slip joint

  1. 1a :  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. 2 :  a channel or groove cut in an existing wall to receive the ends of the brick of a new wall

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of slip joint


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up slip joint? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!