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Noun: dovetail  'dúv,teyl
  1. A mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
    - dovetail joint
Verb: dovetail  'dúv,teyl
  1. Fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail

Derived forms: dovetails, dovetailing, dovetailed

Type of: fit, mortise joint, mortise-and-tenon joint

Encyclopedia: Dovetail