Box Joint (bäks joint) noun

1. A type of carpentry joinery technique where two pieces of wood are joined by interlocking square-shaped protrusions (called fingers), resembling a series of interlocked boxes, thus the name 'box joint'. This method is often used in woodworking for its strength and aesthetic appeal.

Etymology: The term 'box joint' originates from the woodworking industry. It's a combination of the words 'box', from Old English 'box', a small container, from Late Latin 'buxus', boxwood box, and 'joint', from Old French 'joint', a joining, a point where two things are joined.

Pronunciation: /ˈbäks ˈjoint/

Example: The artisan skillfully created a beautiful box joint to connect the pieces of the wooden cabinet.