Meaning of DOWEL in English

DOWEL

I. noun Etymology: Middle English dowle; akin to Old High German tubili plug, Late Greek typhos wedge Date: 14th century a pin fitting into a hole in an abutting piece to prevent motion or slipping, a piece of wood driven into a wall so that other pieces can be nailed to it, II. transitive verb (-elled; also -eled; -elling; also -eling) Date: 1713 to fasten by or furnish with ~s

Merriam Webster. Explanatory English dictionary Merriam Webster.      Толковый словарь английского языка Мерриам-Уэбстер.