Also called dowel pin .Carpentry. a pin, usually round, fitting into holes in two adjacent pieces to prevent their slipping or to align them.
a piece of wood driven into a hole drilled in a masonry wall to receive nails, as for fastening woodwork.
a round wooden rod of relatively small diameter.
Dentistry. a peg, usually of metal, set into the root canal of a natural tooth to give additional support to an artificial crown.
to reinforce or furnish with a dowel or dowels.
- un·dow·eled, adjective
- un·dow·elled, adjective
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How to use dowel in a sentence
The advantage of this cradle is obvious, preventing as it does any tendency of the partly-formed dowel to slip or wobble.
The template is put on the ends of the straight pole, and the dowel centres are pricked into the wood.
Fig. 192 shows a completed dowel with a small groove running along its entire length.
Fig. 209 shows the top portion of a table leg and a home-made dowel gauge.
When it sounds best, glue the dowel in place and allow it to dry before sawing it off and cutting the slanting part.Manual Training Toys for the Boy's Workshop | Harris W. Moore
British Dictionary definitions for dowel
a wooden or metal peg that fits into two corresponding holes to join two adjacent parts: Also called: dowel pin
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