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dowel

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noun dow·el \ˈdau̇(-ə)l\

Simple Definition of dowel

  • : a pin or peg that is used for joining together two pieces of wood, metal, plastic, etc.

Full Definition of dowel

  1. 1 :  a pin fitting into a hole in an abutting piece to prevent motion or slipping; also :  a round rod or stick used especially for cutting up into dowels

  2. 2 :  a piece of wood driven into a wall so that other pieces can be nailed to it

Origin of dowel

Middle English dowle; akin to Old High German tubili plug, Late Greek typhos wedge


First Known Use: 14th century

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dowel

verb dow·el

Definition of dowel

dowelled also doweleddowelling also doweling

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to fasten by or furnish with dowels



1713

First Known Use of dowel

1713

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