dovetail joint


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dovetail joint

[′dəv‚tāl ′jȯint]
(design engineering)
A joint consisting of a flaring tenon in a fitting mortise.

dovetail joint

A splayed tenon, shaped like a dove’s tail, broader at its end than at its base; the joint is formed by such a tenon fitting into the recess of a corresponding mortise. See also: Joint

dovetail

dovetail, 2
dovetail, 1
1. A splayed tenon, shaped like a dove’s tail, broader at its end than at its base.
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I will argue that the term is neither fully Kirznerian nor fully in the spirit of K-B but preserves something of each--implicitly a "looser" concept of coordination than Kirzner's dovetail joints, but a more economically focused and potentially non-normative concept than that of K-B.
The product uses a combination of profile insert router bits and standard straight tooling to make the dovetail joints.
The stone parts were then reattached in the Achaemenid style with the help of dovetail joints.
There is a certain harmony to this piece, but there is also a restlessness created by the visible details of the fragments' various provenances--a neat line of exposed dovetail joints, a couple of tarnished old drawer pulls, stray lines chalked here and there--and by a vertical rise and fall in the assembly, so that the floor, rather than being flat, resembles a kind of low-lying city with building units set at regular intervals.
The arches and beams were connected using lapped dovetail joints.
Advocaat watched every minute of each one and it was then that Wilson was, unwittingly, spared from a life of MDF and dovetail joints.
Somehow nothing bad could possibly happen - not earthquake, flood or cyclone - while Norm is securing perfect dovetail joints or planing oak boards for a tabletop.
Grabill Cabinet Company of Grabill, Indiana, works pride into its dovetail joints on hand-selected walnut stock.
The sections slide into one another and rest on the frames, which are held together using dovetail joints and friction," she said.