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Meaning of DOWEL

Pronunciation:  'dawul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together

DOWEL is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dowel pin, joggle
 See Also: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dow"el\, n. [Cf. G. d["o]bel peg, F. douelle state of a
    cask, surface of an arch, douille socket, little pipe,
    cartridge.] (Mech.)
    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. A piece of wood driven into a wall, so that other pieces
       may be nailed to it.
    {Dowel joint}, a joint secured by a dowel or dowels.
    {Dowel pin}, a dowel. See {Dowel}, n., 1.
  2. \Dow"el\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Doweled}or {Dowelled}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Doweling} or {Dowelling}.]
    To fasten together by dowels; to furnish with dowels; as, a
    cooper dowels pieces for the head of a cask.