Bed joint

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  1. A horizontal crack or fissure in massive rock. See also: bedding plane
  2. One of a set of cracks or fissures parallel with the bedding of a rock. Webster 3rd
  3. A horizontal joint between courses of brick. ARI
  4. The horizontal layer of mortar on (or in) which a masonry unit is laid. ACSG, 1

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

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