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dowel


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dowel  \Dow"el\,  n.  [Cf.  G.  d["o]bel  peg,  F.  douelle  state  of  a 
  cask,  surface  of  an  arch,  douille  socket,  little  pipe, 
  cartridge.]  (Mech.) 
  1.  A  pin,  or  block,  of  wood  or  metal,  fitting  into  holes  in 
  the  abutting  portions  of  two  pieces,  and  being  partly  in 
  one  piece  and  partly  in  the  other  to  keep  them  in  their 
  proper  relative  position. 
 
  2.  A  piece  of  wood  driven  into  a  wall,  so  that  other  pieces 
  may  be  nailed  to  it 
 
  {Dowel  joint},  a  joint  secured  by  a  dowel  or  dowels. 
 
  {Dowel  pin},  a  dowel.  See  {Dowel},  n.,  1. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dowel  \Dow"el\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Doweled}or  {Dowelled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Doweling}  or  {Dowelling}.] 
  To  fasten  together  by  dowels;  to  furnish  with  dowels;  as  a 
  cooper  dowels  pieces  for  the  head  of  a  cask. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dowel 
  n  :  inserts  into  holes  in  two  adjacent  pieces  and  holds  them 
  together  [syn:  {dowel  pin},  {joggle}] 




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