dado

[ dey-doh ]
/ ˈdeɪ doʊ /

noun, plural da·does, da·dos.

Also called die. Architecture. the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice or cap.
the lower broad part of an interior wall finished in wallpaper, a fabric, paint, etc.
Carpentry. a groove or rectangular section for receiving the end of a board.

verb (used with object)

to provide with a dado.

Verb Phrases

dado in, to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.

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Origin of dado

1655–65; <Italian: die, cube, pedestal, perhaps <Arabic dad game
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British Dictionary definitions for dado

dado
/ (ˈdeɪdəʊ) /

noun plural -does or -dos

the lower part of an interior wall that is decorated differently from the upper part
architect the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice

verb

(tr) to provide with a dado

Word Origin for dado

C17: from Italian: die, die-shaped pedestal, perhaps from Arabic dad game
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