Definitions for dovetailˈdʌvˌteɪl
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dovetail, dovetail joint(verb)
a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail
A type of carpentry joint where adjoining boards are fastened by interlocking fan-shaped cutouts.
To unite with a dovetail joint.
To fit together well.
The parts of your essay should dovetail so that it is cohesive and coherent.
a flaring tenon, or tongue (shaped like a bird's tail spread), and a mortise, or socket, into which it fits tightly, making an interlocking joint between two pieces which resists pulling a part in all directions except one
to cut to a dovetail
to join by means of dovetails
to fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit ingeniously or complexly
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