scarf joint

noun
a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end
Syn: ↑scarf
Derivationally related forms: ↑scarf (for: ↑scarf)
Hypernyms: ↑joint

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noun
Etymology: scarf (III)
: a joint made by chamfering, halving, notching, or otherwise cutting away two pieces to correspond to each other and securing them together after overlapping (as by gluing, bolting, riveting, welding, brazing)

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1. a joint in which two timbers or other structural members are fitted together with long end laps of various forms and held in place with bolts, straps, keys, fishplates, etc., to resist tension or compression.
2. (in welding) a butt joint between two pieces beveled on their meeting surfaces.
[1785-95]

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scarf joint,
a scarf, such as in a beam.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Scarf joint — Scarf Scarf, n. (a) In a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf joint, the part of the end or edge that is tapered off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the rest of the piece. (b) A scarf joint. [1913 Webster] {Scarf… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • scarf-joint — scarfˈ joint noun • • • Main Entry: ↑scarf …   Useful english dictionary

  • scarf joint — scarf′ joint n. bui a joint in which two structural members are joined with long end laps and secured with bolts, straps, keys, fishplates, etc., to resist tension or compression • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Scarf joint — Scarf joint. См. Соединение в косой стык. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Scarf joint — A scarf joint (also known as a scarph joint) is a method of joining two members end to end in woodworking or metalworking. The scarf joint is used when the material being joined is not available in the length required. It is an alternative to… …   Wikipedia

  • scarf joint — 1. a joint in which two timbers or other structural members are fitted together with long end laps of various forms and held in place with bolts, straps, keys, fishplates, etc., to resist tension or compression. 2. (in welding) a butt joint… …   Universalium

  • scarf-joint — /ˈskaf dʒɔɪnt/ (say skahf joynt) noun a joint by which the ends of two timbers or the like are fitted with long tapers or laps and glued, nailed, or bolted into a continuous piece …   Australian English dictionary

  • scarf joint — Смотри замковое соединение …   Энциклопедический словарь по металлургии

  • Scarf — Scarf, n. (a) In a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf joint, the part of the end or edge that is tapered off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the rest of the piece. (b) A scarf joint. [1913 Webster] {Scarf joint} (a)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarf weld — Scarf Scarf, n. (a) In a piece which is to be united to another by a scarf joint, the part of the end or edge that is tapered off, rabbeted, or notched so as to be thinner than the rest of the piece. (b) A scarf joint. [1913 Webster] {Scarf… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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