dovetail

dovetail

/ˈdʌvteɪl/
noun
1 A joint formed by one or more tapered projections (tenons) on one piece which interlock with corresponding notches or recesses (mortises) in another.
1.1 A tenon used in a dovetail joint, typically wider at its extremity.
verb
1 with object Join together by means of a dovetail.
2 Fit or cause to fit together easily and conveniently.

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As an amateur woodworker, Bob practiced hand cutting dovetail joints for his drawers.

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