tongue-and-groove joint

[ tuhng-uh n-groov ]
/ ˈtʌŋ ənˈgruv /
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noun Carpentry.

a joint between two boards in which a raised area on the edge of one board fits into a corresponding groove in the edge of the other to produce a flush surface.

Origin of tongue-and-groove joint

First recorded in 1875–80

Definition for tongue-and-groove joint (2 of 2)

groove

[ groov ]
/ gruv /

noun

verb (used with object), grooved, groov·ing.

to cut a groove in; furrow.
Slang.
  1. to appreciate and enjoy.
  2. to please immensely.

verb (used without object), grooved, groov·ing.

Slang.
  1. to take great pleasure; enjoy oneself: He was grooving on the music.
  2. to get along or interact well.
to fix in a groove.

Origin of groove

1350–1400; Middle English grofe, groof mining shaft; cognate with Middle Dutch groeve, Dutch groef, German Grube pit, ditch; akin to grave1
SYNONYMS FOR groove
Related formsgroove·less, adjectivegroove·like, adjectivegroov·er, nounre·groove, verb (used with object), re·grooved, re·groov·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for tongue-and-groove joint (1 of 2)

tongue-and-groove joint


noun

a joint made between two boards by means of a tongue along the edge of one board that fits into a groove along the edge of the other board

British Dictionary definitions for tongue-and-groove joint (2 of 2)

groove

/ (ɡruːv) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsgrooveless, adjectivegroovelike, adjective

Word Origin for groove

C15: from obsolete Dutch groeve, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German gruoba pit, Old Norse grof
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Medicine definitions for tongue-and-groove joint

groove

[ grōōv ]

n.

A rut, groove, or narrow depression or channel in a surface.
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Idioms and Phrases with tongue-and-groove joint

groove


see in the groove.

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