Meaning of dowel
Pronunciation: (dou'ul), [key]
— n., v., -eled, -el•ing -elled, -el•ling.
- Also calleda pin, usually round, fitting into holes in two adjacent pieces to prevent their slipping or to align them.
- a piece of wood driven into a hole drilled in a masonry wall to receive nails, as for fastening woodwork.
- a round wooden rod of relatively small diameter.
- a peg, usually of metal, set into the root canal of a natural tooth to give additional support to an artificial crown.
- to reinforce or furnish with a dowel or dowels.
- dowel (Thesaurus)