tongue-and-groove joint


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tongue-and-groove joint

n
1. (Building) a joint made between two boards by means of a tongue along the edge of one board that fits into a groove along the edge of the other board

tongue′-and-groove′ joint`


n.
a joint between two boards in which a raised area on the edge of one board fits into a corresponding groove in the edge of the other.
[1875–80]
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Original designs required all these edge joints to be glued together, but most modern laminates click together with a self-locking, glueless tongue-and-groove joint.
Be careful not to damage the tongue-and-groove joints when doing this.
Part of Wilsonart's Classic collection of tiles and planks, NaturalStone features the company's Tap-N-Lock Glueless technology, which uses two tongue-and-groove joints for extra strength and a faster, nonangled installation.