Definition of the noun mortise-and-tenon joint
What does mortise-and-tenon joint mean as a name of something?
- 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
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Merriam-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 ...
Encyclopedia 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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