Definition of Scarf joint

1. Noun. A joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end.

Exact synonyms: Scarf
Generic synonyms: Joint
Derivative terms: Scarf



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scarf Joint

scareheads
scaremonger
scaremongered
scaremongerer
scaremongerers
scaremongering
scaremongers
scarer
scarers
scares
scareware
scarey
scarf
scarf bandage
scarf down
scarf joint (current term)
scarf out
scarface
scarfaces
scarfed
scarfer
scarfers
scarfie
scarfies
scarfing
scarfings
scarfish
scarfless
scarflike
scarfmaker

Literary usage of Scarf joint

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1. A Treatise on Civil Engineering by Dennis Hart Mahan (1873)
"93—Represents a scarf joint secured by Iron plates c, c, keys, il, a, and bolts, the beams on each other near their ends (Fig. 93), and securing the Joints ..."

2. A Treatise on Civil Engineering: Rev. and Ed. with Additions by Dennis Hart Mahan (1902)
"03—Represents a scarf joint secured by Iron plates c, c, keys, rf, dt and botta, the beams on each other near their ends (Fig. 93), and securing the joints ..."

3. A Glossary of the Mining and Mineral Industry by Albert Hill Fay (1920)
"Called also scarf joint. 2. A piece of metal shaped or beveled for a scarf weld. (Standard) Scarfing. Splicing timbers, so cut that when joined the ..."

4. An Elementary Course of Civil Engineering for the Use of Cadets of the by Junius Brutus Wheeler (1876)
"A better scarf joint is made by cutting the ends in such a manner as to form projections on one ... In this case the scarf joint is the one generally used. ..."

5. The Carpenter's Cyclopedia: Comprising Modern Carpentry, Plain and Advanced by Frederick Thomas Hodgson (1913)
"From this it will be seen that the strongest and most economical method in every way, in lengthening ties, is by adoption of the common scarf joint, ..."

6. Webster's Elementary-school Dictionary: Abridged from Webster's New by Noah Webster (1914)
"A kind of overlapping joint. cutting. 2. a Either of the-ends Form of scarf joint, cut to fit together in a scarf joint, bA scarf joint. ..."

7. A Practical Treatise on Foundations, Explaining Fully the Principles by William Macfarland Patton (1893)
"In the simple scarf-joint, Fig. 33 ^lC,, the strength of the joint depends ... 33(11) shows a scarf-joint which will hold without bolts; only one third of ..."

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