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A groove or slot in a timber for holding a tenon.
A rectangular slot cut into one piece of timber, into which a tenon or tongue from another piece is fitted to form a joint.
A hole, cavity, notch, slot, or recess cut into a timber or piece of other material; usually receives a tenon, but also has other purposes, as to receive a lock.