a scarf joint between two pieces, having the form of a half-lap joint with a thicker and a thinner section for each piece, the thicker one being at the end: used to resist tension.
[skwairz-vil] /ˈskwɛərz vɪl/ noun, Slang. 1. a thing, place, etc., regarded as conventional, unfashionable, or conservative. squares
noun 1. any of several fishes of the genus Tetragonurus, inhabiting deep waters of tropical and temperate seas, having a squarish tail and an armor of tough, bony scales.
- Square tape
storage Mainframe magnetic tape cartridges for use with IBM 3480 or compatible tape drives; or QIC tapes used on workstations and microcomputers. The term comes from the square (actually rectangular) shape of the cartridges; contrast round tape. [Jargon File]
adjective 1. having a broad, square toe, as a shoe. 2. old-fashioned or conservative in habits, ideas, etc.; prim.