Origin of dovetail
OTHER WORDS FROM dovetaildovetailer, noun
How to use dovetail in a sentence
That's the purpose behind the campaign, dovetailing with many other efforts to achieve the same effect.
The pieces are firmly dovetailed together, the front being clean and the dovetailing blind.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
Eventually however, the bones come close together, and are joined by a curious kind of dovetailing.
An alternative method of dovetailing is that of cutting the dovetails first, as shown at Fig. 283.
Then at Fig. 293 are shown two familiar examples of dovetailing the bearer to the carcase end of a dressing table or washstand.
This shows the necessity of bevelled dovetailing in order that the drawer front may be kept as thin and light as possible.