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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.
doweling(ˈdaʊlɪŋ; -əlɪŋ) or
1. (Building) the joining of two pieces of wood using dowels
2. (Building) wood or other material in a long thin rod for cutting up into dowels