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1. dovetail

verb. ['ˈdʌvˌteɪl'] fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail.

Synonyms

  • fit

Antonyms

  • fall
  • ascend

Etymology

  • dove (English)
  • dove (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tail (English)
  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Dovetail

  • coattail
  • cocktail
  • fairytale
  • fantail
  • folktale
  • foxtail
  • horsetail
  • ponytail
  • robitaille
  • telltale
  • whitetail
  • whitetail
  • whitetail

Sentences with dovetail


1. Verb, base form
Different events would have to dovetail for this to occur.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Align the bases of the replacement sights with the dovetail slots on the barrel.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
This provides the ability to create two matching pieces of wood that dovetail together to create a woodworking piece.

2. dovetail

noun. ['ˈdʌvˌteɪl'] a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises.

Synonyms

  • mortise-and-tenon joint
  • mortise joint

Antonyms

  • linger
  • recede
  • ride

Etymology

  • dove (English)
  • dove (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • tail (English)
  • tail (Middle English (1100-1500))
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