tenon meaning

[ 'tenən ] Pronunciation:   "tenon" in a sentence
  • Noun: tenon  tenun
    1. A projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint

    Derived forms: tenons

    Type of: projection

    Part of: mortise joint, mortise-and-tenon joint

    Encyclopedia: Tenon

  • [Architecture]

    The projecting end of a piece of wood, or other material, which is reduced in cross section, so that it may be inserted in a corresponding cavity (mortise) in another piece in order to form a secure joint. Also see mortise-and-tenon joint.

    tenon saw

  • [Engineering]
    A tonguelike projection from the end of a framing member which is made to fit into a mortise.


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  4. driving tenons and sockets for parallel shank tools-dimensions
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