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 : 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 : a piece of wood driven into a wall so that other pieces can be nailed to it
Origin and Etymology of dowel
Middle English dowle; akin to Old High German tubili plug, Late Greek typhos wedge
First Known Use: 14th century
Definition of dowel
: to fasten by or furnish with dowels
DOWEL Defined for Kids
Definition of dowel for Students
: a pin or peg used for fastening together two pieces of wood
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