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Meaning of TENON

Pronunciation:  'tenun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint

TENON is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 See Also: mortise joint, mortise-and-tenon joint, projection



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ten"on\, n. [F., fr. tenir to hold. See {Tenable}.]
    (Carp. & Join.)
    A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it,
    and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure
    together the parts of a frame; especially, such a member when
    it passes entirely through the thickness of the piece in
    which the mortise is cut, and shows on the other side. Cf.
    {Tooth}, {Tusk}.
    {Tenon saw}, a saw with a thin blade, usually stiffened by a
       brass or steel back, for cutting tenons. [Corruptly
       written {tenant saw}.] --Gwilt.
  2. \Ten"on\, v. t.
    To cut or fit for insertion into a mortise, as the end of a
    piece of timber.