[ 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.
dado in, to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.
Origin of dado
1655–65; < Italian: die, cube, pedestal, perhaps < Arabic dad game
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Examples from the Web for dadoed
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
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
British Dictionary definitions for dadoed
/ (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
(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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