slip joint

noun

Definition of slip joint 

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

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