tongue-and-groove
adjective see tongue and groove

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Tongue and groove — or T G is a method of fitting similar objects together, edge to edge, used mainly with wood: flooring, parquetry, panelling, and similar constructions. Tongue and groove joints allow two flat pieces to be joined strongly together to make a single …   Wikipedia

  • tongue-and-groove — tongue and grooveˈ noun 1. A system of joining boards by fitting a projection along the side of one into a groove in the next 2. These boards • • • Main Entry: ↑tongue * * * adj : joining pieces of wood together by having a long, raised part… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tongue and groove — adj tongue and groove boards fit together by pushing a piece that sticks out along the edge of one board into a hollow area along the edge of another board ▪ tongue and groove floorboards …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tongue and groove — ► NOUN ▪ wooden planking in which adjacent boards are joined by means of interlocking ridges and hollows down their sides …   English terms dictionary

  • tongue and groove — noun uncount a series of long flat narrow pieces of wood that you join together along their long edges by fitting a raised part in one into a hole in the next …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tongue and groove — noun : a joint made by a tongue on one edge of a board fitting into a corresponding groove on the edge of another board * * * tongue and groove UK US noun [uncountable] a series of long flat narrow pieces of wood that you join together along… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tongue and groove — noun Date: 1860 a joint made by a tongue on one edge of a board fitting into a corresponding groove on the edge of another board • tongue and groove adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tongue-and-groove — adjective Employing tongue and groove joints …   Wiktionary

  • tongue and groove — noun A joint, in flooring or panelling, made by fitting a ridge (tongue) along the edge of one board into a corresponding slot (groove) on another …   Wiktionary

  • tongue and groove — noun wooden planking in which adjacent boards are joined by means of interlocking ridges and hollows down their sides. Derivatives tongued and grooved adjective …   English new terms dictionary

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