dowel or doweling

   A length of round wood, either as it might naturally be formed or as it can be turned. Also, to insert such round lengths of wood as pegs into drilled holes in place of nails, bolts or screws to secure a joint between pieces of material. In ancient architecture, a wooden or metal pin placed between stones of different courses to prevent shifting. Also see circle, clamp, cylinder, and masonry.

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  • dowel — ► NOUN ▪ a headless peg used for holding together components. ► VERB (dowelled, dowelling; US doweled, doweling) ▪ fasten with a dowel. ORIGIN perhaps Low German …   English terms dictionary

  • Doweling — Dowel Dow el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doweled}or {Dowelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Doweling} or {Dowelling}.] To fasten together by dowels; to furnish with dowels; as, a cooper dowels pieces for the head of a cask. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dowel — Dow el, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doweled}or {Dowelled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Doweling} or {Dowelling}.] To fasten together by dowels; to furnish with dowels; as, a cooper dowels pieces for the head of a cask. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dowel — [dou′əl] n. [ME doule, prob. akin to MLowG dövel, Ger döbel, a plug < IE base * dheubh , a peg, wooden pin > DUB1] a short cylinder of wood, metal, etc., usually fitted into corresponding holes in two pieces to fasten them together vt.… …   English World dictionary

  • dowel — /dow euhl/, n., v., doweled, doweling or (esp. Brit.) dowelled, dowelling. n. 1. Also called dowel pin. Carpentry. a pin, usually round, fitting into holes in two adjacent pieces to prevent their slipping or to align them. 2. a piece of wood… …   Universalium

  • dowel — [ daʊəl] noun a headless peg used for holding together components. verb (dowels, dowelling, dowelled; US dowels, doweling, doweled) fasten with a dowel. Origin ME: perh. from Mid. Low Ger. dovel …   English new terms dictionary

  • dowel — /ˈdaʊəl / (say dowuhl) Carpentry –noun 1. Also, dowel pin. a pin, usually round, fitting into corresponding holes in two adjacent pieces to prevent slipping or to align the two pieces. 2. Also, dowelling. long, thin, round strips of wood suitable …   Australian English dictionary

  • dowel — n. & v. n. a headless peg of wood, metal, or plastic for holding together components of a structure. v.tr. (dowelled, dowelling; US doweled, doweling) fasten with a dowel or dowels. Etymology: ME f. MLG dovel: cf. THOLE(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • dowel jig — noun or doweling jig : a jig for holding material to be doweled …   Useful english dictionary

  • doweling jig — noun see dowel jig …   Useful english dictionary

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