verb (used with object)
Origin of tenon
Definition for tenon (2 of 2)
Origin of teno-
Examples from the Web for tenon
Mortise and tenon joints for inside work may be united with glue.
It is used to tenon a beam into a post especially where the post is fixed against a wall.
A haunched mortise-and-tenon is made by cutting away part of the tenon so that that part of it will be much shorter than the rest.
Truly plane them up and then set out and make the tenon and dovetailed piece (Fig. 383).
Fig. 170 shows an open slot mortise and tenon joint at the end of a frame of 60°.
British Dictionary definitions for tenon (1 of 2)
Word Origin for tenon
British Dictionary definitions for tenon (2 of 2)
before a vowel ten-
Word Origin for teno-
Word Origin and History for tenon
projection inserted to make a joint, c.1400, from Middle French tenon "a tenon," from Old French tenir "to hold" (see tenet).