shared, held, or made by two or more people together:a joint statement sharing in a position, achievement, or activity:a joint winner Law applied or regarded together. Often contrasted with several.
1a point at which parts of an artificial structure are joined: seal the joint between the roof and the house wall a particular arrangement of parts of a structure at the point where they are joined: members connected together by rigid joints Geology a break or fracture in a mass of rock, with no relative displacement of the parts. a piece of flexible material forming the hinge of a book cover. 2a structure in the human or animal body at which two parts of the skeleton are fitted together: she suffers from stiff joints and finds bending difficult each of the distinct sections of a body or limb between the places at which they are connected:the top two joints of his index finger British a large piece of meat cooked whole or ready for cooking:a joint of ham the part of a stem of a plant from which a leaf or branch grows: cut just below a leaf joint a section of a plant stem between two joints; an internode. 3 informal an establishment of a specified kind, especially one where people meet for eating, drinking, or entertainment:a burger joint
) North American prison.
4 informal a cannabis cigarette:he rolled a joint
chiefly black slang a piece of creative work, especially a film or piece of music:listen to one of his joints nowadays and you don’t even need to see the production credit
1provide or fasten (something) with joints: (as adjective jointed)jointed lever arms fill up the joints of (masonry or brickwork) with mortar; point. prepare (a board) for being joined to another by planing its edge.
2cut (the body of an animal) into joints for cooking: use a sharp knife to joint the bird