noun dow·el \ˈda(-ə)l\

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

Full Definition of DOWEL

:  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
:  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

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought


dowelled also doweleddowelling also doweling

Definition of DOWEL

transitive verb
:  to fasten by or furnish with dowels

First Known Use of DOWEL


Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought

Rhymes with DOWEL

DOWELS Defined for Kids


noun dow·el \ˈda-əl\

Definition of DOWEL for Kids

:  a pin or peg used for fastening together two pieces of wood


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