dovetail notch

dovetail notch

At a corner of a log house, a notch in the shape of a dovetail at the end of a rectangular exterior timber; forms a strong, interlocking rigid joint when mated with an appropriately notched hewn timber at right angles to it. Compare with half-dovetail notch.
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My sample rifle came with a front bead sight, very plain, drifted into a dovetail notch for easy windage adjustment if desired.
Exceedingly simple in design, it easily attaches to the rear sight dovetail notch in the barrel and is held in place by one large hex-head screw.