WORD OF THE WEEK

joiner (JOI-nər)

Definition

(Noun) A craftsman whose occupation is to construct things by joining pieces of wood; a worker in wood who does lighter and more ornamental work than that of a carpenter, as the construction of the furniture and fittings of a house, ship, etc.

In Context

“William Maugridge, for one, wanted to give up his trade as a joiner in Philadelphia, buy land outside the city, and settle down as a farmer.”

Jessica Choppin Roney, Governed by a Spirit of Opposition: The Origins of American Political Practice in Colonial Philadelphia, 2014.