(pronounced BIHS-keht joynt)
In the US, a biscuit is a delicious, round flour-based concoction best served with gravy or butter and jelly. In UK, a biscuit is a delicious, round flour-based concoction best accompanied by tea or milk. In woodworking, a biscuit is a delicious, round… uh, just kidding! Really, it’s a thin, oval-shaped piece of compressed wood shavings, which are glued into slots precisely cut by the biscuit cutter to form a tight joint between pieces of wood. The glue’s moisture biscuit swells the biscuit, tightening the joint.