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1tenon

noun ten·on \ˈte-nən\

: an end of a piece of wood that is cut into a special shape to fit into a hole (called a mortise) in another piece of wood and form a strong joint

Full Definition of TENON

:  a projecting member in a piece of wood or other material for insertion into a mortise to make a joint — see dovetail illustration
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Origin of TENON

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from tenir to hold — more at tenable
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with TENON

2tenon

transitive verb

Definition of TENON

1
:  to unite by a tenon
2
:  to cut or fit for insertion in a mortise

First Known Use of TENON

1596

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