Definition of Flexible joint
1. Noun. A joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other.
Group relationships: Bi-fold Door, Car Door, Exterior Door, Outside Door, French Door, Gate, Swing Door, Swinging Door
Specialized synonyms: Butt Hinge, Joint Hinge, Strap Hinge, T Hinge, Tee Hinge
Generic synonyms: Joint
Terms within: Pintle
Derivative terms: Hinge
Lexicographical Neighbors of Flexible Joint
Literary usage of Flexible joint
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Public Water-supplies: Requirements, Resources, and the Construction of Works by Frederick Eugene Turneaure, Harry Luman Russell, Daniel Webster Mead (1908)
"In the flexible joint the spigot is turned to a spherical surface and cut off so as to permit a deflection of i in io without projecting into the waterway. ..."
2. Hand-book of American Gas-engineering Practice by Nisbet Latta (1907)
"FLEXIBLE-JOINT PIPE. Made in Lengths to Lay 12 Feet. The joint A is that usually employed, and admits of the lead gasket moving upon the interior surface of ..."
3. Conveyance and Distribution of Water for Water Supply: Aqueducts, Pipe-lines by Edward Wegmann (1918)
"Joseph G. Falcon, of Evanston, 1Il., invented a flexible joint (Fig. ... Coldwell-Wilcox Co., of Newburgh, NY, make a flexible joint (Fig. ..."
4. The American Cyclopedia of the Automobile: Or, Motor Cars and Motoring Self edited by Thomas Herbert Russell, Charles P. Root (1909)
"flexible joint—A flexible joint is one which allows of a certain ... within the limits of the flexible joint, alter relatively to each other. ..."
5. Water-supply Engineering: The Designing and Constructing of Water-supply Systems by Amory Prescott Folwell (1917)
""METROPOLITAN" flexible joint "WARD" flexible joint FIG. II9.—Two Types of Flexible Joints for Cast-iron Pipe. Either can be deflected about 13°. ..."
6. Transactions of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers by Canadian Society of Civil Engineers (1890)
"The latter are of the pattern known as the Ward patent flexible joint pipe. They were manufactured in Scotland, and are ol hard close grained white cast ..."
7. Bridge Engineering by John Alexander Low Waddell (1916)
"A flexible joint formed by two abutting links. Lap Joint.—A joint in which the pieces extend over each other. Lead Joint.—A joint in a pipe, ..."