Dovetail saw


Dovetail saw
Dovetail Dove"tail`, n. (Carp.) 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. [1913 Webster]

{Dovetail molding} (Arch.), a molding of any convex section arranged in a sort of zigzag, like a series of dovetails.

{Dovetail saw} (Carp.), a saw used in dovetailing. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.