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Meaning of tenon

ten•on

Pronunciation: (ten'un), [key]
— n.
  1. a projection formed on the end of a timber or the like for insertion into a mortise of the same dimensions. See illus. under
—v.t.
  1. to provide with a tenon.
  2. to join by or as by a tenon.
  3. to join securely.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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