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dow·el

 (dou′əl)
n.
1. A usually round pin that fits tightly into a corresponding hole to fasten or align two adjacent pieces.
2. A piece of wood driven into a wall to act as an anchor for nails.
tr.v. dow·eled, dow·el·ing, dow·els also dow·elled or dow·el·ling
1. To fasten or align with dowels: table legs that are doweled to the top.
2. To equip with dowels.

[Middle English doule, part of a wheel, perhaps from Middle Low German dovel, plug, or from Old French doele, barrel stave ( diminutive of douve, from Late Latin doga, vessel, from Greek dokhē, receptacle, from dekhesthai, to take; see dek- in Indo-European roots).]

dowel

(ˈdaʊəl)
n
(Building) a wooden or metal peg that fits into two corresponding holes to join two adjacent parts. Also called: dowel pin
[C14: from Middle Low German dövel plug, from Old High German tubili; related to Greek thuphos wedge]

dow•el

(ˈdaʊ əl)

n., v. -eled, -el•ing (esp. Brit.) -elled, -el•ling. n.
1. Also called dow′el pin`. a pin, usu. round, fitting into holes in two adjacent pieces to prevent their slipping or to align them.
2. a round wooden rod of relatively small diameter.
v.t.
3. to reinforce or furnish with dowels.
[1300–50; < Middle Low German dovel plug, c. Old High German tubili]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dowel - a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them togetherdowel - a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Translations

dowel

[ˈdaʊəl] Nclavija f

dowel

nDübel m
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