tongue and groove

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. 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 — adjective see tongue and groove …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tongue-and-groove joint — /tung euhn groohv /, Carpentry. a joint between two boards in which a raised area on the edge of one board fits into a corresponding groove in the edge of the other to produce a flush surface. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Tongue (disambiguation) — Tongue can refer to:Terms*tongue, the anatomical organ *A shoe part that covers the foot underneath the laces. *Part of a trailer tow hitch attachment *Any large or long physical protrusion on an automotive, a machine part or any other part that… …   Wikipedia

  • Groove — may refer to:In music: * Groove (music), a term in music * Porn groove, a genre of music * Groove metal, a subgenre of heavy metal music * The Groove (band), an Australian rock/pop band of the 1960s * The B side to Time Is Running Out by MuseIn… …   Wikipedia

  • tongue — tongueless, adj. tonguelike, adj. /tung/, n., v. tongued, tonguing. n. 1. Anat. the usually movable organ in the floor of the mouth in humans and most vertebrates, functioning in eating, in tasting, and, in humans, in speaking. See diag. under… …   Universalium

  • tongue — I. noun Etymology: Middle English tunge, from Old English; akin to Old High German zunga tongue, Latin lingua Date: before 12th century 1. a. a fleshy movable muscular process of the floor of the mouths of most vertebrates that bears sensory end… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • groove — grooveless, adj. groovelike, adj. groover, n. /groohv/, n., v., grooved, grooving. n. 1. a long, narrow cut or indentation in a surface, as the cut in a board to receive the tongue of another board (tongue and groove joint), a furrow, or a… …   Universalium

  • Groove (joinery) — In joinery, a groove is a slot or trench cut into a member which runs parallel to the grain. A groove is thus differentiated from a dado, which runs across the grain. Grooves are used for a range of purposes in cabinet making and other… …   Wikipedia

  • Groove (machining) — In manufacturing or mechanical engineering a groove may be: # A canal cut in a hard material, usually metal. This canal can be round, oval or an arc in order to receive another component such as a nipple, a tongue or a gasket. It can also be on… …   Wikipedia

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