AskDefine | Define joiner

Dictionary Definition



1 a person who likes to join groups
2 a woodworker whose work involves making things by joining pieces of wood

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A thing that joins two separate items, eg, software to connect video or music clips.
  2. A maker of wooden furniture.


thing that joins
maker of wooden furniture

Extensive Definition

A joiner is a woodworker who makes and installs architectural woodwork, including things that are called "finish carpentry" and "millwork" in the USA and UK. Joiners fabricate and install building components such as doors, windows, stairs, wooden panelling, mouldings, shop cabinets, kitchen cabinets, and other wooden fittings. The skills of a joiner are somewhat intermediate between a carpenter and a cabinet maker.
The joinery and joiner usage is obsolete in the USA, although the main carpenters' trade union still calls itself the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
joiner in German: Tischler
joiner in French: Menuisier
joiner in Dutch: Meubelmaker
joiner in Russian: Столяр

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Greek, affiliate, associate, belonger, bon vivant, brother, card-carrier, card-carrying member, cardholder, charter member, clubber, clubman, clubwoman, committeeman, comrade, conventioneer, conventioner, conventionist, dues-paying member, enlistee, enrollee, excellent companion, fellow, fraternity man, good company, good mixer, guildsman, honorary member, initiate, insider, life member, man-about-town, member, mixer, nightclub habitue, one of us, playboy, pleasant company, pledge, sister, social lion, socius, sorority girl, sorority woman
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