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Meaning of dado

da•do

Pronunciation: (dā'dō), [key]
— n., pl. v. -does, -dos,
—n.
  1. Also calledthe part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice or cap. See diag. under
  2. the lower broad part of an interior wall finished in wallpaper, a fabric, paint, etc.
  3. a groove or rectangular section for receiving the end of a board.
—v.t.
  1. to provide with a dado.
  2. to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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