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1‘a leaky joint in the metal guttering’
join, junction, juncture, intersection, link, linkage, connection, nexus
weld, knot, seam
bracket, brace, hinge
2‘the hip joint’
3‘L'Alouette looked like a pretty classy joint’
establishment, restaurant, bar, club, nightclub
clip joint, dive
North American honky-tonk
4‘he rolled a joint’
cannabis cigarette, marijuana cigarette
spliff, reefer, bomb, bomber, stick, blunt
South African zol
1‘matters of joint interest’
common, shared, communal, collective, corporate
cooperative, collaborative, concerted, joined, combined, allied, united
1‘use a sharp knife to joint the carcass’
cut up, chop up, butcher, carve
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