from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A board cut with a tongue on one side and a matching groove on the other to fit with other boards of similar cut.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor); see match boarding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In carpentry, a board which has a tongue cut along one edge and a groove in the opposite edge, to enter the corresponding groove and receive the corresponding tongue of the boards to be placed in contiguity with it. Such boards are always planed smooth on one or both faces. Also called matched board.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a board that has a groove cut into one edge and a tongue cut into the other so they fit tightly together (as in a floor)
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