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TENON

 Dictionary entry overview: What does tenon mean? 

TENON (noun)
  The noun TENON has 1 sense:

1. a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint

  Familiarity information: TENON used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TENON (noun)


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Meaning:

A projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("tenon" is a kind of...):

projection (any structure that branches out from a central support)

Holonyms ("tenon" is a part of...):

mortise joint; mortise-and-tenon joint (a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other)


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