[ US /ˈdəvˌteɪɫ/ ]
[ UK /dˈʌvte‍ɪl/ ]
NOUN
  1. a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
VERB
  1. fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail
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How To Use dovetail In A Sentence

  • Most, but not all, of the closed handle backsaws appear to be tenon saws while most, but not all, of the open handle backsaws appear to be dovetail saws.
  • The rear sights are dovetailed to allow for windage adjustments.
  • Increased exposure and professionalism have dovetailed to produce bona fide stars—people young players can identify with—not least among them England's hard-hitting batter Claire Taylor. Women's Cricket Scores With Investment, Interest
  • I'm following up a few things that might dovetail.
  • The standard way to mix a deck of playing cards—the one used everywhere from casinos to rec rooms—is what is known as a riffle or "dovetail" shuffle. Pick a Card, Any Card
  • The revelation of Niagara Falls as a place of horror dovetailed neatly with the appearance of the Gothic romance in literature.
  • In a neat dovetailing of sport and culture, the coveted real estate in the world. Times, Sunday Times
  • There are two main types - the mortise and tenon, and the dovetail.
  • The castings were dovetailed and bolted together, and formed the basis for a four-passenger automobile that weighed just 948 lb.
  • For example, we have mitre halving in Fig. 34, a mitre bridle joint in Fig. 74, a tongued and grooved mitre in Fig. 116, mitred mortise and tenon joints in Figs. 148 and 159, a dowelled mitre frame in Fig. 202, and a mitred dovetail in Fig. 286. Woodwork Joints How they are Set Out, How Made and Where Used.
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