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dovetail

dove·tail

 (dŭv′tāl′)
n.
1. A fan-shaped tenon that forms a tight interlocking joint when fitted into a corresponding mortise.
2. A joint formed by interlocking one or more such tenons and mortises.
v. dove·tailed, dove·tail·ing, dove·tails
v.tr.
1. To cut into or join by means of dovetails.
2. To connect or combine precisely or harmoniously.
v.intr.
1. To be joined together by means of dovetails.
2. To combine or interlock into a unified whole: The nurses' schedules dovetailed, so that one was always on duty.

dovetail

(ˈdʌvˌteɪl)
n
1. (Building) a wedge-shaped tenon
2. (Building) Also called: dovetail joint a joint containing such tenons
vb
3. (Building) (tr) to join by means of dovetails
4. to fit or cause to fit together closely or neatly: he dovetailed his arguments to the desired conclusion.

dove•tail

(ˈdʌvˌteɪl)

n.
1. a tenon broader at its end than at its base; pin.
2. a joint formed of one or more such tenons fitting tightly within corresponding mortises.
v.t., v.i.
3. to join or fit together by means of a dovetail or dovetails.
4. to join or fit together compactly or harmoniously.
[1555–65; so named from its shape]
dove′tail`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dovetail - a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortisesdovetail - a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
mortise-and-tenon joint, mortise joint - a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other
Verb1.dovetail - fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail
fit - make fit; "fit a dress"; "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"

dovetail

verb
1. correspond, match, agree, accord, coincide, tally, conform, harmonize I'm following up some things that might dovetail.
2. fit together, join, fit, unite, link, interlock, tenon, mortise The pieces dovetail seamlessly.

dovetail

verb
To conform to another, especially in size and shape:
Translations
queue-d’aronde

dovetail

[ˈdʌvteɪl]
A. N (also dovetail joint) → cola f de milano
B. VT
1. (Carpentry) → ensamblar a cola de milano
2. (fig) (= fit) → encajar; (= link) → enlazar
C. VI (fig) → encajar, enlazar
to dovetail withencajar perfectamente con

dovetail

nSchwalbenschwanz m; dovetail jointSchwalbenschwanzverbindung f
vt(schwalbenschwanzförmig) überblatten; (fig) planskoordinieren
vi (plans)übereinstimmen

dovetail

[ˈdʌvˌteɪl]
1. n (also dovetail joint) → incastro a coda di rondine
2. vt (fig) to dovetail with/intoconnettere a/con
3. vi (fig) → combaciare, collimare
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