[ dou-uh l ]
/ ˈdaʊ əl /
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·eled, dow·el·ing or (especially British) dow·elled, dow·el·ling.
to reinforce or furnish with a dowel or dowels.
- dowager's hump,
- dowden, edward,
- dower chest,
- dower house
Origin of dowel
1300–50; Middle English dowle < Middle Low German dovel plug; compare German Döbel, Dübel, Old High German tubili
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The construction may be further strengthened by also doweling the end of this stretcher into the legs.Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
/ (ˈdaʊlɪŋ, -əlɪŋ) /
noun carpentry cabinetmaking
the joining of two pieces of wood using dowels
wood or other material in a long thin rod for cutting up into dowels
/ (ˈdaʊəl) /
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 dövel plug, from Old High German tubili; related to Greek thuphos wedge
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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.
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