Definition of Butt joint

1. Noun. A joint made by fastening ends together without overlapping.

Exact synonyms: Butt
Specialized synonyms: Butt Weld, Butt-weld, Fish Joint
Generic synonyms: Joint
Derivative terms: Butt, Butt

Definition of Butt joint

1. Noun. (context: construction) A joint formed by adjacent, separate section of material, such as where two neighboring pieces of insulation abut. ¹

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Literary usage of Butt joint

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1. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"A butt-joint is made by simply butting one piece against the other, as at A and B, ... This is a form of butt-joint in which one surface or edge is grooved, ..."

2. Towers and Tanks for Water-works: The Theory and Practice of Their Design by James Nisbit Hazlehurst (1901)
"The riveted joint is technically termed a “lap-joint “when one plate overlaps the other, It is a “butt-joint” when the two plates are brought together, ..."

3. Science Abstracts by Institution of Electrical Engineers (1900)
"In ring B, a triple-riveted lap-joint, same as in A, and a triple-riveted butt-joint with inside and outside straps. In ring C, a triple-riveted butt-joint, ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1908)
"In a butt joint, the edges of the plates are brought close together, the closer the better, and one or more cover-plates are riveted to them. Fig. ..."

5. Transactions by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1916)
"2 butt joint used in Makine Practice. Efficiency about 85 Per Cent Fig. 3 Butt Joint with Efficiency of 92 to 94 Per Cent service tend to tip over and bend ..."

6. The Elements of Machine Design by William Cawthorne Unwin (1888)
"Combined lap and butt joint.—A form of joint intermediate between a lap and a butt joint has recently come Fig. 29. into use for locomotive boilers. ..."

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