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dado

[dey-doh] /ˈdeɪ doʊ/
noun, plural dadoes, dados.
1.
Also called die. Architecture. the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice or cap.
2.
the lower broad part of an interior wall finished in wallpaper, a fabric, paint, etc.
3.
Carpentry. a groove or rectangular section for receiving the end of a board.
verb (used with object)
4.
to provide with a dado.
Verb phrases
5.
dado in, to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.
Origin of dado
1655-1665
1655-65; < Italian: die, cube, pedestal, perhaps < Arabic dad game
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  • A faint, pleasant odour of Russia leather and camphor-wood came from the dwarf bookcases that dadoed the walls.

    The Dop Doctor Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  • The best machine-made drawers are now made with the bottom paneled or dadoed in all around so that papers cannot slip out.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for dadoed

dado

/ˈdeɪdəʊ/
noun (pl) -does, -dos
1.
the lower part of an interior wall that is decorated differently from the upper part
2.
(architect) the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice
verb
3.
(transitive) to provide with a dado
Word Origin
C17: from Italian: die, die-shaped pedestal, perhaps from Arabic dad game
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Word Origin and History for dadoed

dado

n.

1660s, of pedestals, from Italian dado "die, cube," from Latin datum (see die (n.)). Of wood panelling in a room, from 1787.

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Related Abbreviations for dadoed

dAdo

deoxyadenosine
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