noun. a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint.
- mortise-and-tenon joint
- tenon (French)
- -on (French)
Example sentences of the word tenon
1. Noun, singular or mass
Turn on the drill and push the end of the tenon cutter over the end of the log slowly until it stops.
Mark and cut out a piece of plywood with the same dimensions as the tenon end just measured.