Pronunciation: (dā'dō), [key]
—n., pl. -does, -dos,
1. Also called die. Archit.the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice or cap. See diag. under column.
2. the lower broad part of an interior wall finished in wallpaper, a fabric, paint, etc.
3. Carpentry.a groove or rectangular section for receiving the end of a board.
1. to provide with a dado.
2. dado in, to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.