tongue-and-groove joint

[ tuhng-uhn-groov ]
/ ˈtʌŋ ənˈgruv /

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.

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Origin of tongue-and-groove joint

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for tongue-and-groove joint

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
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