Ball and socket joint

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Related to Ball and socket joints: hinge joint
a joint in which a ball moves within a socket, so as to admit of motion in every direction within certain limits.

See also: Ball

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The company molded 15 hollow beads of the material to connect the neck's ball and socket joints. These beads are designed to slide into place when someone bends the neck into shape.
When it comes to twisting movements, the ball and socket joint is the king.
You have a ball and socket joint where your leg meets your hip.