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Definitions and Synonyms of dovetail | Another word for dovetail | What is dovetail?

Definition 1: a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dovetail in the sense of this definition

(dovetail is a kind of ...) a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other

Definition 2: fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail - [verb of stative]

(dovetail is a kind of ...) make fit

"fit a dress" "He fitted other pieces of paper to his cut-out"

(dovetail causes ...) be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired

"This piece won't fit into the puzzle"

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