noun, plural da·does, da·dos.
verb (used with object)
Origin of dado
Examples from the Web for dado
Contemporary Examples of dado
He was close to Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat cars, as well as the Roman Prince Dado Ruspoli.
Hence, Gianni and Dado decided to play a rather morbid joke on their Danish friend.
Historical Examples of dado
Somehow it reminded them of the dado of a nursery wall-paper.The Innocence of Father Brown
G. K. Chesterton
A gain joint is a dado which runs only partly across one member, X.
In book shelves a gain gives a better appearance than a dado.
Knife grooves are made in the waste for starting the saw as in the dado.
There was the same parquet floor, and dado of shiny pitchpine.The Longest Journey
E. M. Forster
noun plural -does or -dos
Word Origin for dado
1660s, of pedestals, from Italian dado "die, cube," from Latin datum (see die (n.)). Of wood panelling in a room, from 1787.