- 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.
Origin of dowel
Examples from the Web for doweling
Historical Examples of doweling
The construction may be further strengthened by also doweling the end of this stretcher into the legs.Handwork in Wood
- the joining of two pieces of wood using dowels
- wood or other material in a long thin rod for cutting up into dowels
- a wooden or metal peg that fits into two corresponding holes to join two adjacent partsAlso called: dowel pin
Word Origin for dowel
Word Origin and History for doweling
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.