Bird's-mouth
Bird's-mouth Bird's-mouth`, n. (Arch.) An interior angle or notch cut across a piece of timber, for the reception of the edge of another, as that in a rafter to be laid on a plate; -- commonly called {crow's-foot} in the United States. [1913 Webster]

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