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dow·el / ˈdouəl/ • n. a peg of wood, metal, or plastic without a distinct head, used for holding together components of a structure. • v. (dow·eled, dow·el·ing ; Brit. dow·elled, dow·el·ling) [tr.] fasten with a dowel or dowels.

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dowel

dowel headless peg, bolt, etc. XIV. perh. — MLG. dovel, corr. to OHG. tubili (MHG. tübel), f. Gmc. *dub- :- IE. *dhubh-, whence Gr. túphos wedge.

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dowel(I)

dowel(I). Headless peg, pin, or bolt of wood, metal or other material, used to fasten two members together by being set into each part. See cramp.

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