Definition of jointer in English:

jointer

noun

  • 1A plane used for preparing a wooden edge for fixing or joining to another.

    • ‘Dated tools included an 1818 long jointer plane with an offset handle.’
    • ‘The jointer, in excellent condition, brought $2,530 while the jack plane, with a bruised wedge and handle, sold for $2,090.’
    • ‘At the heart of most shops, you can find a heavy-duty table saw or bandsaw, a thickness planer, and a jointer.’
    • ‘A hand jointer plane does a good job, but requires a greater degree of skill.’
    • ‘I was able to work with the jointer plane to approach a final contour, but the final work was with a hand plane and sandpaper.’
    • ‘Finally the staves were joined on a jointer, known as a colombe in French.’
    • ‘Smooth and square the edges by running the face frame pieces lightly over a jointer.’
    • ‘You can use a jointer or attach a straight piece of plywood to the stock as a straight edge and run it through a table saw.’
    • ‘Unless you are unusually proficient with a jointer, trying to cut the bevel freehand is asking for trouble.’
    • ‘Any areas of the wood that show cupping or crowning will need to be planed by using a jointer or table saw as demonstrated in the videotape.’
    1. 1.1 A tool used for pointing masonry and brickwork.
      • ‘Tooling mortar joints with a steel jointer makes the wall more attractive and smooths the joints to a more weather-resistant finish.’
      • ‘It's reported that ball bearings were first offered as a special order on American jointers as early as 1908.’
  • 2A worker employed in jointing pipes or wires.

    • ‘Those on strike include welders, steel fabricators, engineers, jointers, painters and electricians.’
    • ‘The idea was so new that a jointer had to be flown down from Auckland to do the splices on the now-ancient slotted core cable.’

Pronunciation:

jointer

/ˈdʒɔɪntə/