verb (used with object), dow·eled, dow·el·ing or (especially British) dow·elled, dow·el·ling.
Origin of dowel
Examples from the Web for dowel
The pin may be stuck in the upper end of the dowel, D, shown in Fig. 108.How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus|Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
A groove cut in the latter allows the weighted board to fit tightly when it falls, the dowel with bait dropping into the groove.Carpentry and Woodwork|Edwin W. Foster
The size of the dowel, and its location, can be determined by the diameter and the length of the screw.
They may be fastened to the top of the front posts with round-head screws or dowel pins.
Buttonhole stitch over the dowel keeping the lower thread down and the upper thread on top.The Library of Work and Play: Needlecraft|Effie Archer Archer
British Dictionary definitions for dowel
Word Origin for dowel
Word Origin and History for dowel
mid-14c., dule "rim or section of a wheel," perhaps akin to Middle Low German dovel "plug, tap" (of a cask). Modern meaning is first attested 1794.