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[joi-ner] /ˈdʒɔɪ nər/

a person or thing that .
a carpenter, especially one who constructs doors, window sashes, paneling, and other permanent woodwork.
a person who belongs to many clubs, associations, societies, etc., often from indiscriminate enthusiasm, for increased status, to make business or social contacts, or the like.
(mainly Brit) a person trained and skilled in making finished woodwork, such as windows, doors, and stairs
a person or thing that joins
(informal) a person who joins many clubs, causes, etc

early 14c. (late 12c. as a surname), joynour “maker of furniture, small boxes, etc.,” from Old French joigneor “joiner, carpenter,” agent noun from joindre “to join” (see join). A craftsman who did lighter and more ornamental work than a carpenter. Meaning “one who makes a habit of joining” (societies, clubs, etc.) is from 1890. Related: Joinery.


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  • Joiner-door

    noun 1. Shipbuilding. a door of wood or light metal set in a nonwatertight bulkhead.

  • Joinery

    [joi-nuh-ree] /ˈdʒɔɪ nə ri/ noun 1. the craft or trade of a . 2. woodwork made by a . /ˈdʒɔɪnərɪ/ noun 1. the skill or craft of a joiner 2. work made by a joiner

  • Join forces

    Act together, combine efforts. For example, The public relations people joined forces to get better coverage for their candidates. This expression originally referred to combining military forces. [ Mid-1500s ]

  • Join out

    verb phrase To join; join up (1914+ Circus)

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