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Definitions and Synonyms of ball-and-socket joint | Another word for ball-and-socket joint | What is ball-and-socket joint?

Definition 1: a joint that can rotate within a socket - [noun denoting artifact]

(ball-and-socket joint is a kind of ...) junction by which parts or objects are joined together

(ball-and-socket joint is a part of ...) receptacle where something (a pipe or probe or end of a bone) is inserted

Definition 2: a freely moving joint in which a sphere on the head of one bone fits into a rounded cavity in the other bone - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for ball-and-socket joint in the sense of this definition

(ball-and-socket joint is a kind of ...) a joint so articulated as to move freely

(... is a kind of ball-and-socket joint ) a ball-and-socket joint between the head of the humerus and a cavity of the scapula

(... is a kind of ball-and-socket joint ) the ball-and-socket joint between the head of the femur and the acetabulum

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