Definition of dovetail:
- 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.
- To cut to a dovetail.
- To fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit ingeniously or complexly.
- To join by means of dovetails.
- correlate (part of speech: verb)
- suit (part of speech: verb)
- correlation (part of speech: noun)
- co-operate (part of speech: verb)
- "Afar in the Forest", W.H.G. Kingston.
A little quiet investigation, which was made to dovetail cleverly with his speech- making journeys, revealed- as Gantry had confessed it would- convincing evidence of past corruption and present law- breaking.- "The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush", Francis Lynde.
- "The Portion of Labor", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.