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dowel

[ dou-uhl ]
/ 藞da蕣 蓹l /
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noun
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.
verb (used with object), dow路eled, dow路el路ing or (especially British) dow路elled, dow路el路ling.
to reinforce or furnish with a dowel or dowels.
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Origin of dowel

1300鈥50; Middle English dowle<Middle Low German dovel plug; compare German D枚bel, D眉bel,Old High German tubili

OTHER WORDS FROM dowel

un路dow路eled, adjectiveun路dow路elled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dowel

dowel
/ (藞da蕣蓹l) /

noun
a wooden or metal peg that fits into two corresponding holes to join two adjacent partsAlso called: dowel pin

Word Origin for dowel

C14: from Middle Low German d枚vel plug, from Old High German tubili; related to Greek thuphos wedge
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