- A projecting piece of wood made for insertion into a mortise in another piece.More example sentences
- One piece of wood has tenons that fit into matching sockets drilled into another piece of wood.
- They employ hand-chiseled mortises and tenons.
- The frame is completely made of wooden parts solidly linked by many mortises and tenons held together by a sophisticated system of brackets.
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- 1Join by means of a tenon: the rail was tenoned into oak stilesMore example sentences
- The thin drawer blades were merely tenoned into the case walls.
- The deep side rails are tenoned into shallow legs.
- The joined struts are mortised and tenoned to both the joists and rafters.
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- These tenoners vary in size.
- The tenoners were designed for accuracy over time and a dramatic reduction in set-up time.
- Some machinery manufacturers are working to produce tenoners that can cut a curved arch in one through-feed.
late Middle English: from French, from tenir 'to hold', from Latin tenere.
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