Recent Examples of dowel from the Web
There are too many dowels, and some of them won’t fit into any of the holes.
Rope is looped around metal dowels called belaying pins that sit in a horizontal steel bar called a pin rail.
A herd of wildebeests was fashioned from dowels and cardboard wildebeest heads.
Three times a day on weekdays, and twice as often on weekends, gallery attendants will push a button and let some of the wires and dowels boogie.
Stick the wooden dowel rod through the ball and attach the Styrofoam cone to the rod.
On this outing, the softer sounds made by Hennessy’s slate call — a wooden dowel scraped against a stone plate — proved more successful.
The items banned are: Metal pipes Baseball or softball bats Lengths of lumber or wood of any size Wooden dowelsPoles Bricks Rocks Glass bottles Pepper spray (OC spray)
Plastic Easter eggs Gold leaf marker Hot glue gun (and wooden dowel if necessary) Hexagon tile Potting soil Succulents Remove the top half of a plastic Easter egg and discard or save for another project.
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Origin and Etymology of dowel
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Definition of dowel
DOWEL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dowel for English Language Learners
: a pin or peg that is used for joining together two pieces of wood, metal, plastic, etc.
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