Dovetail saw
Dovetail Dove"tail`, n. (Carp.) A flaring tenon, or tongue (shaped like a bird's tail spread), and a mortise, or socket, into which it fits tightly, making an interlocking joint between two pieces which resists pulling a part in all directions except one. [1913 Webster]

{Dovetail molding} (Arch.), a molding of any convex section arranged in a sort of zigzag, like a series of dovetails.

{Dovetail saw} (Carp.), a saw used in dovetailing. [1913 Webster]


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  • dovetail saw — noun : a small backsaw with thin blade, fine teeth, and straight handle used for accurate work (as in cabinetmaking and patternmaking) * * * a backsaw for fine woodworking, as dovetailing. [1805 15] * * * dovetail saw noun A small tenon saw • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • dovetail saw — a backsaw for fine woodworking, as dovetailing. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dovetail — Dove tail , n. (Carp.) A flaring tenon, or tongue (shaped like a bird s tail spread), and a mortise, or socket, into which it fits tightly, making an interlocking joint between two pieces which resists pulling a part in all directions except one …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dovetail molding — Dovetail Dove tail , n. (Carp.) A flaring tenon, or tongue (shaped like a bird s tail spread), and a mortise, or socket, into which it fits tightly, making an interlocking joint between two pieces which resists pulling a part in all directions… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saw — For other uses, see Saw (disambiguation). Saw A crosscut hand saw about 620 mm (24 inches) long Classification Cutting Types Hand saw Back saw Bow saw Circular saw …   Wikipedia

  • saw — Synonyms and related words: Vandyke edge, adage, amputate, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, ax, axiom, backsaw, band saw, belt saw, bisect, bow, bow saw, bucksaw, butcher, buzz saw, byword, carve, catchword, chain saw, chop, circular saw,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Foxtail saw — Foxtail Fox tail , n. 1. The tail or brush of a fox. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of {Alopecurus} and {Setaria}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Metal.) The last cinders… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Backsaw — Three backsaws: dōzuki (top), Gent s saw and Tenon saw A backsaw is any hand saw which has a stiffening rib on the edge opposite the cutting edge, allowing for better control and more precise cutting than with other types of saws. Backsaws are… …   Wikipedia

  • Foxtail — Fox tail , n. 1. The tail or brush of a fox. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of {Alopecurus} and {Setaria}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Metal.) The last cinders obtained… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Foxtail wedging — Foxtail Fox tail , n. 1. The tail or brush of a fox. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) The name of several kinds of grass having a soft dense head of flowers, mostly the species of {Alopecurus} and {Setaria}. [1913 Webster] 3. (Metal.) The last cinders… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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