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noun
  1. (slang) Jack Daniel's, a brand of American whiskey.
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, , ) .
jigsaw Tweet Definition of jigsaw Like Definition of jigsaw on Facebook
noun
  1. A saw with fine teeth and a narrow blade which can cut curves in wood or metal.
  2. A jigsaw puzzle.
verb (jigsaws, jigsawing, jigsawed, jigsawed or jigsawn)
  1. (transitive) To cut something using a jigsaw.
Jimmy Tweet Definition of Jimmy Like Definition of Jimmy on Facebook
proper noun
  1. (given name, male, ), a diminutive of Jim or James.
  2. (CockneyRS?) Shortened from of Jimmy Riddle, a piddle.
joggle Tweet Definition of joggle Like Definition of joggle on Facebook
verb (joggl, es)
  1. To shake slightly; to push suddenly but slightly, so as to cause to shake or totter; to jostle; to jog.
  2. To jog or run while juggling.
  3. A engineering term meaning a step formed in material by two adjacent reverse bends.
joinery Tweet Definition of joinery Like Definition of joinery on Facebook
noun
  1. A factory producing wooden products such as tables, doors, and cabinets.
joint Tweet Definition of joint Like Definition of joint on Facebook
noun
  1. The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.
This rod is free to swing at the with the platform.
  1. The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.
The water is leaking out of the between the two pipes.
  1. (anatomy) Any part of the body where two bones join, in some cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened.
  2. (context, carpentry) A means of joining two pieces of wood together so that they interlock.
The dovetail , while more difficult to make, is also quite strong.
  1. A cut of meat.
Set the in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time.
  1. (geology) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint.
  2. (slang) A bar, nightclub or similar business.
It was the kind of you wouldn't want your boss to see you in.
  1. (slang) (always with the) Prison.
I'm just trying to stay out of the joint.
  1. (slang) A marijuana cigarette.
After locking the door and closing the shades, they lit the .
adjective
  1. Done by two or more people or organisations working together.
The play was a production between the two companies.
jointed Tweet Definition of jointed Like Definition of jointed on Facebook
verb
  1. Simple past and past participle of to joint.
adjective
  1. Having joints.
joist Tweet Definition of joist Like Definition of joist on Facebook
noun
  1. A piece of timber laid horizontally, or nearly so, to which the planks of the floor, or the laths or furring strips of a ceiling, are nailed; -- called, according to its position or use, binding joist, bridging joist, ceiling joist, trimming joist, etc.
verb
  1. (transitive) To fit or furnish with joists.

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