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dowel

noun dow·el \ ˈdau̇(-ə)l \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of dowel

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

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dowel

verb

Definition of dowel

dowelled also doweled; dowelling also doweling
transitive verb
:to fasten by or furnish with dowels

First Known Use of dowel

1713

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DOWEL Defined for English Language Learners

dowel

noun

Definition of dowel for English Language Learners

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


DOWEL Defined for Kids

dowel

noun dow·el \ ˈdau̇-əl \

Definition of dowel for Students

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


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