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Definition of dovetail:

  1. 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.
  2. To cut to a dovetail.
  3. To fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit ingeniously or complexly.
  4. To join by means of dovetails.


fit together, join, agree, interlock, dovetail joint.

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