expansion joint

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expansion joint

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(General Engineering) engineering a gap in steel or concrete to allow for thermal expansion
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Steel mesh and expansion strip prevent heaving, cracking and buckling
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Subcompact cars are nobody's first choice for long highway drives, since short wheelbases make small cars a little bouncy on expansion strips and other artifacts from imperfect roads.
For instance, EU expansion strips Vienna of its traditional role as a gateway to the formerly socialist Eastern European nations.