a U.S. income-tax return reporting the combined income of a married couple.
noun 1. (in plumbing) incombustible materials for packing a joint to be caulked with lead.
noun 1. a joint meeting, as of both houses of a bicameral legislature: The president addressed a joint session of Congress on the crisis in Central America.
noun 1. stock or capital divided into a number of shares. 2. a pool of stock held in common. noun 1. capital funds held in common and usually divided into shares between the owners
- Joint-stock company
[joint-stok] /ˈdʒɔɪntˈstɒk/ noun 1. an association of individuals in a business enterprise with transferable shares of stock, much like a corporation except that stockholders are liable for the debts of the business. 2. British. an incorporated business with transferable shares and with shareholders having either limited or unlimited liability for debts of the business.