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n. - A projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint.

Usage examples (30)
  • The projection is called the tenon, and the cavity the mortise.
  • "cheeks" and the "shoulders" of the tenon are the parts abutting against the mortised piece.
  • In the latter case the back strip may have a short barefaced blind tenon which is mortised into the upright, Fig. 278.
  • Lay out the mortises in the legs, taking the measurements directly from the tenon which is to fit that mortise. for more
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