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Mortise-and-Tenon Joint

Definition of the noun mortise-and-tenon joint

What does mortise-and-tenon joint mean as a name of something?


  1. a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of mortise-and-tenon joint: mortise joint
    • more generic word: joint = junction by which parts or objects are joined together
    • more specific terms:
    • parts:
      • mortice / mortise = a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
      • tenon = a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint

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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia (2000)

rabbet , mortise-and-tenon joint dovetail joint Joints and joinery Some common woodworking joints. The dado joint is made by inserting the end of one piece into a rectangular groove (dado) in another. The rabbet joint involves joining pieces ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of China (2013)

History and Culture by Dorothy Perkins

A mortise-and-tenon joint provides strong structural support. The wooden column is the principal support for the roof. Rather than a column cap, as used in Western architecture, the Chinese invented the dougong (toukung) bracket and queti ...

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