HyperDic: dovetail

English > 2 senses of the word dovetail:
VERBstativedovetailfit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail
NOUNartifactdovetail, dovetail jointa mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
dovetail > pronunciation
Soundsdah'vtey.l
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English > dovetail: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises.
Synonymdovetail joint
Broadermortise joint, mortise-and-tenon jointA joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other
Spanishcola de milano, machihembrado
Catalancua d'oreneta, emmetxat, encadellat
Verbsdovetailfit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail
English > dovetail: 2 senses > verb 1, stative
Meaningfit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Cause tofit, goBe the right size or shape
Broaderfitmake fit
Spanishencajarse, encajar
Catalanencaixar-se, encaixar
Nounsdovetaila mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises

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