joint [-s] n

OFr jointe.

  1. Stalk; harvest stubble; [metonymy] rows of a field; shallow valleys formed into farmland for the seeding process.
  2. Node; knot; inter-node of a stalk; space between segments of a plant.

joint v

see joint, n. and join, v.

  1. Join the parts of; unite the segments of; make contiguous the pieces of; [fig.] resurrect; restore the whole body of; make separated parts as one again.