fishjoint
1) a joint formed by fitting a wedge into a v-slot or a w-slot
2) a joint where two abutting units are held together by a fish plate, q.v

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fishjoint — fish joint n. A joint formed by bolting a fishplate to each side of two abutting rails, timbers, or beams.   [From fishplate.] * * * …   Universalium

  • fishjoint — /ˈfɪʃdʒɔɪnt/ (say fishjoynt) noun a splice formed by fastening one or more plates to the sides of rails, beams, etc., which meet end to end; used especially in connecting railway lines. See fishplate …   Australian English dictionary

  • fishplate — /ˈfɪʃpleɪt/ (say fishplayt) noun one of the splicing plates used in a fishjoint …   Australian English dictionary

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