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ball joint

ball joint

n
(Mechanical Engineering) another name for ball-and-socket joint

ball′-and-sock′et joint`


n.
1. Also called enarthrosis. an anatomical joint in which the rounded end of one bone fits into a cuplike end of the other bone, as at the hip or shoulder.
2. Also called ball joint. a similar mechanical joint used to connect rods, pipes, etc.
[1660–70]
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