Definition of dado :
1. In any wall, that part of the basement included between the base and the base course. See Base course, under Base.
2. In interior decoration, the lower part of the wall of an apartment when adorned with moldings, or otherwise specially decorated.
3. That part of a pedestal included between the base and the cornice ( or surbase); the die. See Illust. of Column.
beading, wainscoting, brickwork, damp, corner, clerestory, addition, baseboard, facing, wainscot, wainscotting, body, frieze, bay, front, ceiling, firewall, gable, alcove, balcony, catacombs, cornerstone
groove (part of speech: verb)
- 3101, allowing the use of dado head, etc. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
- A frieze or dado, or complete panelling of a room, may be worked in this way at a comparatively small cost. - "Handbook of Embroidery", L. Higgin.
- A nicely paneled dado with dark- capped surbase along the opposite wall greatly enriches the effect. - "The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia", Frank Cousins Phil M. Riley.