Definition of tenon:
- A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a member when it passes entirely through the thickness of the piece in which the mortise is cut, and shows on the other side. Cf. Tooth, Tusk.
- To cut or fit for insertion into a mortise, as the end of a piece of timber.
- "The Migrations of an American Boat Type", Howard I. Chapelle.
Between Curicu and Santiago, however, facing the gorge of Tenon, I saw two distinct lateral moraines, parallel to one another, chiefly composed of volcanic boulders, resting upon the old drift, and indicating by their position the course of a large glacier that once poured down from the Andes of Tenon, and crossed the main valley, without, however, extending beyond the eastern slope of the Coast Range.- "Louis Agassiz: His Life and Correspondence", Louis Agassiz.
- "Prescott of Saskatchewan", Harold Bindloss.