One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘According to the invention, the edges of the tongued-and-grooved block are bevelled such as to produce a trapezoidal form which can be used to facilitate the positioning of the block, and to adjust the block.’
- ‘Nailing ceilings, one nails a wood tongued-and-grooved board in place while standing on planks laid across sawhorses.’
- ‘Then there's the tongued-and-grooved joints, which enable the panels to fit tightly together.’
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