One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A plane used for preparing a wooden edge for fixing or joining to another.
- ‘The jointer, in excellent condition, brought $2,530 while the jack plane, with a bruised wedge and handle, sold for $2,090.’
- ‘Smooth and square the edges by running the face frame pieces lightly over a jointer.’
- ‘A hand jointer plane does a good job, but requires a greater degree of skill.’
- ‘Unless you are unusually proficient with a jointer, trying to cut the bevel freehand is asking for trouble.’
- ‘At the heart of most shops, you can find a heavy-duty table saw or bandsaw, a thickness planer, and a jointer.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Dated tools included an 1818 long jointer plane with an offset handle.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- 1.1 A tool used for pointing masonry and brickwork.
- ‘It's reported that ball bearings were first offered as a special order on American jointers as early as 1908.’
- ‘Tooling mortar joints with a steel jointer makes the wall more attractive and smooths the joints to a more weather-resistant finish.’
2A worker employed in jointing pipes or wires.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Those on strike include welders, steel fabricators, engineers, jointers, painters and electricians.’
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