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A projecting piece of wood made for insertion into a mortise in another piece.‘a mortise and tenon joint’
- ‘These rails are held together by mortise and tenon joints.’
- ‘Both the English and Dutch used heavy timbers to construct mortise and tenon frames.’
- ‘The partitions at each side of the long drawers are made with five tenons that pierce the top of the case.’
- ‘Tenons have room to expand and contract within the mortise, avoiding splitting.’
- ‘The table makes use of the Japanese mortice and tenon joint, which is an elaborate and exacting piece of carpentry.’
- ‘A regular tenon provides all the strength the frame will need to stand up to time.’
- ‘They employ hand-chiseled mortises and tenons.’
- ‘The crew had difficulty in aligning the tenons on the top of the tower with the mortices on the bottom.’
- ‘One piece of wood has tenons that fit into matching sockets drilled into another piece of wood.’
- ‘When I got the paint off, I discovered dovetail and tenon construction from top to bottom.’
- ‘Rafter pairs are joined directly to each joist by means of mortise and tenon joints.’
- ‘Instead of being a single piece of wood, this was in three separate joints linked with tenons and sockets.’
- ‘Each piece of furniture is built as if it were full size, with proper mortise and tenon joints rather than glue.’
- ‘Some cabinet doors are held tightly together with long tenons, while others have short tenons that have loosened over time.’
- ‘The side boards of the base end in two long tenons that are pinned into the molded feet.’
- ‘We found the remains of five troughs made of wooden planks, connected by mortice and tenon joints.’
- ‘This shows a simple French mortise and tenon joint with a pin inserted for strength.’
- ‘Usually, joiners cut, carved, and painted all the stiles, rails and panels before putting them together with mortise and tenon joints.’
- ‘The frame is completely made of wooden parts solidly linked by many mortises and tenons held together by a sophisticated system of brackets.’
- ‘My joiners grumble when they are asked to make a projecting top with the mortice and tenon construction.’
1Join by means of a tenon.‘the rail was tenoned into oak stiles’
joint, join, fit together, link, interlock, splice, mortiseView synonyms
- ‘The spindles are tenoned completely, then wedged into place.’
- ‘The thin drawer blades were merely tenoned into the case walls.’
- ‘The deep side rails are tenoned into shallow legs.’
- ‘The joined struts are mortised and tenoned to both the joists and rafters.’
- ‘The drawer rails inside the lower cabinets are tenoned to the case sides and partitions.’
- ‘All members are mortised and tenoned together with long tapered pins that secure the joints.’
- 1.1 Cut as a tenon.‘the part to be tenoned is wider than the part to be mortised’
Late Middle English: from French, from tenir ‘to hold’, from Latin tenere.
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