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joint

adjective

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used or done by a number of people as a group
  • a joint effort by residents of the neighborhood to help reduce crime

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joint

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1 a place where two or more things are united
  • the leak was found at a joint in the pipe

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2 a building, room, or suite of rooms occupied by a service business
  • let's go to the local burger joint

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3 slang a place of confinement for persons held in lawful custody
  • violate your probation and you'll be back in the joint in short order, loser

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The first known use of joint was in the 13th century

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“Joint.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/joint. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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