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mortise and tenon


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. made with a mortise and tenon; joined or united by means of a mortise and tenon; -- used adjectively.


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  • Used for thousands of years by woodworkers around the world to join pieces of wood, mainly when the adjoining pieces connect at an angle of 90°. In its basic form it is both simple and strong

    June 16, 2014