scarf joint


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scarf joint

n.
See scarf2.

scarf′ joint`


n.
a joint in which two structural members are joined with long end laps and secured with bolts, straps, keys, fishplates, etc., to resist tension or compression.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.scarf joint - a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-endscarf joint - a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
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When the finish dried, I reinforced the scarf joint with fiberglass strapping tape and, voila, a nice, long-handled pitchfork (photo top right).
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The scarf joint was developed as a result of trying to maximize the use of wood residues, allowing for two or more solid pieces of wood to be joined (Strickler 1980).