Tenon

Definition of Tenon

Ten´on
n.1.(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 when it passes entirely through the thickness of the piece in which the mortise is cut, and shows on the other side. Cf. Tooth, Tusk.
Tenon saw
a saw with a thin blade, usually stiffened by a brass or steel back, for cutting tenons.
- Gwilt.
v. t.1.To cut or fit for insertion into a mortise, as the end of a piece of timber.

Related Words

mortise joint, mortise-and-tenon joint, projection
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