Definition of Fish joint

1. Noun. A butt joint formed by bolting fish plates to the sides of two rails or beams.

Generic synonyms: Butt, Butt Joint

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fish Joint

fish for compliments
fish fry
fish fuddle
fish garth
fish genus
fish geranium
fish gig
fish gigs
fish glue
fish habitat
fish hawk
fish hawks
fish hook
fish hooks
fish house punch
fish joint (current term)
fish kettle
fish kettles
fish knife
fish knives
fish ladder
fish ladders
fish loaf
fish louse
fish lure
fish meal
fish mousse
fish oil
fish oils
fish or cut bait

Literary usage of Fish joint

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1857)
"It was asserted, with respect to the fish joint, that Mr. Richardson was the real inventor, he being at the time an asssistant engineer on the Eastern Union ..."

2. Railway Appliances: A Description of Details Railway Construction Subsequent by Sir John Wolfe Wolfe Barry (1890)
"The object of the fish-joint (which derives its name from the nautical term ... In the fish-joint (figs. 35 and 36) a plate of iron, called a fish- t ig. ..."

3. Transactions of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (1884)
"The iron model shows the keys fitted to a chair used by the Caledonian Company, and now on trial by them, and the wooden one shows a fish joint now on trial ..."

4. Newton's London Journal of Arts and Sciences: Being Record of the Progress by William Newton, Charles Frederick Partington (1854)
"Rails between two fishes, or between a fish and a fish-joint chair, are fixed by three or more bolts and nuts or rivets; and the central bolts or rivets are ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on Foundations, Explaining Fully the Principles by William Macfarland Patton (1893)
"33 (14) shows a combination scarf and iron fish- joint, with bolts and keys. It does not seem to possess any advantage over the plain fish-joint with iron ..."

6. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1907)
"284 is the bracket fish-joint, in which the fish-pieces are of angle iron, ... The joint is in fact a sort of fish-joint, the ends of the rails being ..."

7. Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (1885)
"253; xvi. 247, 288.— Elastic cast-iron sleepers, xxiii. 423.—WH Barlow's cast-iron bearing plates, xi. 254.—WH Barlow's cast-iron fish-joint sleeper, xvi. ..."

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