Pronunciation: (duv'tāl"), [key]
1. a tenon broader at its end than at its base; pin.
2. a joint formed of one or more such tenons fitting tightly within corresponding mortises.
1. Carpentry.to join or fit together by means of a dovetail or dovetails.
2. to join or fit together compactly or harmoniously.
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