tusk tenon
noun Date: circa 1825 a tenon strengthened by one or more smaller tenons underneath forming a steplike outline

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  • tusk tenon — noun : a tenon strengthened by one or more smaller tenons underneath forming a steplike outline * * * tusk tenon, (in woodworking) a tenon with a tusk or tusks …   Useful english dictionary

  • tusk — 1. noun /ˈtʌsk/ a) One of a pair of elongated pointed teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as walrus, elephant or wild boar. Until the CITES sales ban, elephant tusks were the backbone of the legal ivory trade. b) A small… …   Wiktionary

  • tusk — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, alteration of tux, from Old English tūx; akin to Old English tūsc tush Date: before 12th century 1. an elongated greatly enlarged tooth (as of an elephant or walrus) that projects when the mouth is closed and… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tusk´like´ — tusk «tuhsk», noun, verb. –n. 1. a very long, pointed, projecting tooth. Elephants, walruses, and wild boars have two tusks; narwhals usually have only one tusk. 2. any tooth or part resembling a tusk. 3. a bevel or sloping shoulder on a tenon,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tusk´less — tusk «tuhsk», noun, verb. –n. 1. a very long, pointed, projecting tooth. Elephants, walruses, and wild boars have two tusks; narwhals usually have only one tusk. 2. any tooth or part resembling a tusk. 3. a bevel or sloping shoulder on a tenon,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tusk — Tusk, n. [OE. tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. tusc. See {Tush} a tooth.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A toothshell,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tusk-shell — Tusk Tusk, n. [OE. tusk, the same word as tusch, AS. tusc. See {Tush} a tooth.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenon — Ten on, n. [F., fr. tenir to hold. See {Tenable}.] (Carp. & Join.) A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a member… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenon saw — Tenon Ten on, n. [F., fr. tenir to hold. See {Tenable}.] (Carp. & Join.) A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tusk — tuskless, adj. tusklike, adj. /tusk/, n. 1. (in certain animals) a tooth developed to great length, usually one of a pair, as in the elephant, walrus, and wild boar, but singly in the narwhal. 2. a long, pointed, or protruding tooth. 3. a… …   Universalium

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