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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dove·tail /ˈdʌvˌtel/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dove·tail n. Carp. A flaring tenon, or tongue (shaped like a bird's tail spread), and a mortise, or socket, into which it fits tightly, making an interlocking joint between two pieces which resists pulling a part in all directions except one.
 Dovetail molding Arch., a molding of any convex section arranged in a sort of zigzag, like a series of dovetails.
 Dovetail saw Carp., a saw used in dovetailing.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dove·tail, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dovetailed p. pr. & vb. n. Dovetailing.]
 1. Carp. (a) To cut to a dovetail. (b) To join by means of dovetails.
 2. To fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit ingeniously or complexly.
    He put together a piece of joinery so crossly indented and whimsically dovetailed . . . that it was indeed a very curious show.   --Burke.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
          [syn: dovetail joint]
      v : fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail