Meaning of DOVETAIL in English


/ ˈdʌvteɪl; NAmE / verb , noun

■ verb

( formal ) dovetail (sth) (with / into sth) if two things dovetail or if one thing dovetails with another, they fit together well :

[ v ]

My plans dovetailed nicely with hers.

[also vn ]

■ noun

(also ˌdovetail ˈjoint ) a joint for fixing two pieces of wood together

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