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Related to tenon: Mortise and tenon
A projection on the end of a piece of wood shaped for insertion into a mortise to make a joint.
tr.v. ten·oned, ten·on·ing, ten·ons
1. To provide with a tenon.
2. To join with a tenon.
(Building) the projecting end of a piece of wood formed to fit into a corresponding mortise in another piece
1. (Building) to form a tenon on (a piece of wood)
2. (Building) to join with a tenon and mortise
[C15: from Old French, from tenir to hold, from Latin tenēre]
1. a projection formed on the end of a timber or the like for insertion into a mortise of the same dimensions.v.t.
2. to provide with a tenon.
3. to join by or as if by a tenon.
4. to join securely.
[1400–50; Middle English < Middle French, <ten(ir) to hold]
Past participle: tenoned
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|Noun||1.||tenon - a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint|
mortise-and-tenon joint, mortise joint - a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other
projection - any structure that branches out from a central support