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Dowel meaning

dowel - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A pin, or block, of wood or metal, fitting into holes in the abutting portions of two pieces, and being partly in one piece and partly in the other, to keep them in their proper relative position.
  2. 2. A piece of wood driven into a wall, so that other pieces may be nailed to it.
  3. 3. To fasten together by dowels; to furnish with dowels; as, a cooper dowels pieces for the head of a cask.
  4. 4. A pin to connect two pieces of wood by being sunk in the edges of each.
  5. 5. A wooden pin for joining.
  6. 6. To join by wooden pins.

dowel - examples of usage

  1. The spokes are made of dowel rods; these fitting into a hub that can easily be turned out on the lathe. - "Advanced Toy Making for Schools", David M. Mitchell.
  2. Dowel O'Reily; the Attorney- General; is an Irishman, and of one of the influential families. - "The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus", American Anti-Slavery Society.
  3. Hickory excels as wagon and carriage stock, for hoops in cooperage, and is extensively used in the manufacture of implements and machinery, for tool handles, timber pins, harness work, dowel pins, golf clubs, and fishing rods. - "Seasoning of Wood", Joseph B. Wagner.
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