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dovetail

noun

1 dovetail

A mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises.

synonym: dovetail joint.

Dutch: zwaluwstaart
Polish: jaskółcze złącze, jaskółczy ogon



verb

1 dovetail

Fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail.

Roget 23: be accordant etc. adj.; agree, accord, harmonize; correspond, tally, respond; meet, suit, fit, befit, ... show more

Roget 43: join, unite; conjoin, connect; associate; put together, lay together, clap together, hang together, lump together, hold together, piece together [Fr.], tack together, fix together, ... show more

Roget 219: cross, decussate; intersect, interlace, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, interdigitate, interlink.    twine, entwine, weave, inweave, twist, ... show more

Roget 228: lie between, come between, get between; intervene, slide in, interpenetrate, permeate.    put between, introduce, import, throw in, wedge in, edge in, jam in, ... show more

Roget 300: insert; introduce, intromit; put into, run into; import; inject; interject etc. 298; infuse, instill, inoculate, impregnate, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: accord, agree, ankle, answer to, articulate, articulation, assent, assort with, batten, batten down, be consistent, be of one, be uniform with, bolt, boundary, buckle, butt, button, cervix, check ... show more.

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