(in carpentry and joinery) a joint between two hinged pieces, as between the center and end leaves of a table, consisting of a quarter round and fillet fitting against a cove and fillet.
a pivoted joint between two strips of wood placed end to end, as in a carpenter’s folding rule.
adjective 1. being without rule or law.
- Rule of bigeminy
rule of bigeminy n. A rule stating that a ventricular premature heartbeat will follow the heartbeat that terminates a long cardiac cycle.
noun, Bridge, Whist. 1. the rule that when a player leads his or her fourth-highest card in any suit its numerical value subtracted from eleven gives the number of higher cards of that suit held by the other players.
noun, plural rules of engagement. 1. a directive issued by a military authority controlling the use and degree of force, especially specifying circumstances and limitations for engaging in combat.