What does dovetail mean?

Definitions for dovetailˈdʌvˌteɪl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dovetail.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dovetail, dovetail joint(verb)

    a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises

  2. dovetail(verb)

    fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail


  1. dovetail(Noun)

    A type of carpentry joint where adjoining boards are fastened by interlocking fan-shaped cutouts.

  2. dovetail(Verb)

    To unite with a dovetail joint.

  3. dovetail(Verb)

    To fit together well.

    The parts of your essay should dovetail so that it is cohesive and coherent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dovetail(noun)

    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

  2. Dovetail(verb)

    to cut to a dovetail

  3. Dovetail(verb)

    to join by means of dovetails

  4. Dovetail(verb)

    to fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit ingeniously or complexly


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dovetail in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dovetail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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