noun, plural da·does, da·dos.
verb (used with object)
Origin of dado
Examples from the Web for 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.
The dado, or lowest border, will often give the necessary weight to the design.Needlework As Art|Marian Alford
When it sees a Artiss about it folds up and tries to look like part of the Dado.Mr Punch's Animal Land|E. T. Reed
Somehow it reminded them of the dado of a nursery wall-paper.The Innocence of Father Brown|G. K. Chesterton
Now let us roll up our sleeves again and hurry on with the dado.'Miss Cayley's Adventures|Grant Allen
The rugs, frieze, wainscoting or dado, furniture upholsterings and the curtain borders should be related.Color Value|C. R. Clifford
British Dictionary definitions for dado
noun plural -does or -dos
Word Origin for dado
Word Origin and History for dado
1660s, of pedestals, from Italian dado "die, cube," from Latin datum (see die (n.)). Of wood panelling in a room, from 1787.