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  1. dove·tail
    IPA[ˈdəvˌtāl]
  2. noun

    • 1. a joint formed by one or more tapered projections (tenons) on one piece which interlock with corresponding notches or recesses (mortises) in another.

    • 2. a tenon used in a dovetail joint, typically wider at its extremity.

    verb

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: dovetail, plural noun: dovetails

    • v.: verb: dovetail, 3rd person present: dovetails, gerund or present participle: dovetailing, past tense: dovetailed, past participle: dovetailed

    • noun

      a joint formed by one or more tapered projections (tenons) on one piece which interlock with corresponding notches or recesses (mortises) in another.

      a tenon used in a dovetail joint, typically wider at its extremity.

    • verb

      join together by means of a dovetail.

      fit or cause to fit together easily and conveniently:

    • noun

      a tenon saw with a small blade and fine teeth, used mainly for making joints.
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