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.