To break joints

to lay or arrange bricks, shingles, etc., so that the joints in one course shall not coincide with those in the preceding course.
- Shak.

See also: Break

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Universal Transmitter Housing covers virtually all HDD requirements, and its side-load design provides easy access to electronics--there is no need to break joints to change batteries.
A new Universal Transmitter Housing from Vermeer covers virtually all HDD requirements, and its side-load design provides easy access to electronics--there is no need to break joints to change batteries.