Joint

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Joint

Describing anything in which two or more persons hold equal rights and responsibilities. For example, every account holder may use the funds in a joint account (though not always independently from the other holders), and each owner is equally liable for a jointly-held property.
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It is proposed that the elastomer ring body (4) is arranged radially on the outside at the inner wall of the outer sleeve (3) and radially on the inside at a sleeve-like bearing shell (5), which slidingly cooperates with the inner part (1), forming a ball-and-socket joint.
A ball-and-socket joint (shoulder and hip)--lets you move in many directions.
A titanic steel ball-and-socket joint, measuring 23 feet in diameter, is an essential component in the modernization of La Condamine, the port of Monaco, to accommodate cruise ships previously prohibited from docking at the tiny principality.