Junction plate(Boilers), a covering or break-join plate riveted to and uniting the edges of sheets which make a butt joint.Junction rails(Railroads), the switch, or movable, rails, connecting one line of track with another.

(Junc"ture) n. [L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See Jointure.]

1. A joining; a union; an alliance. [Obs.] "Devotional compliance and juncture of hearts." Eikon Basilike.

2. The line or point at which two bodies are joined; a joint; an articulation; a seam; as, the junctures of a vessel or of the bones. Boyle.

3. A point of time; esp., one made critical or important by a concurrence of circumstances; hence, a crisis; an exigency. "Extraordinary junctures." Addison.

In such a juncture, what can the most plausible and refined philosophy offer?

(Jun"co) n. (Zoöl.) Any bird of the genus Junco, which includes several species of North American finches; — called also snowbird, or blue snowbird.

(Jun"cous) a. [L. juncosus, fr. juncus a rush.] Full of rushes: resembling rushes; juncaceous. [R.] Johnson.

(Junc"tion) n. [L. junctio, fr. jungere, junctum, to join: cf. F. jonction. See Join.]

1. The act of joining, or the state of being joined; union; combination; coalition; as, the junction of two armies or detachments; the junction of paths.

2. The place or point of union, meeting, or junction; specifically, the place where two or more lines of railway meet or cross.

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