[ UK /tˈɛnɒn/ ]
  1. a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint
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How To Use tenon 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.
  • All members with the exception of the collar ties and wind braces are mortised and tenoned together with long tapered pins that secure the joints.
  • There are two main types - the mortise and tenon, and the dovetail.
  • 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.
  • Rafter pairs are joined directly to each joist by means of mortise and tenon joints.
  • In the latter case the back strip may have a short barefaced blind tenon which is mortised into the upright, Fig. 278. Handwork in Wood
  • Laminated cores give the doors dimensional stability; the windows feature insulated glass and mortise-and-tenon sashes.
  • Delete or abrase the scribed mortise lines for the stiffening transoms on the side opposite the corner tenon. Chapter 7
  • On the day of the accident, when fitting earlier sections to the tower the crew had difficulty in aligning the tenons on the top of the tower with the mortices on the bottom of the new tower section.
  • Rotenone and pyrethrum don't work, even if applied more frequently.
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