dado







dado


noun, plural da·does, da·dos.

  1. Also called die. Architecture. the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice or cap.
  2. the lower broad part of an interior wall finished in wallpaper, a fabric, paint, etc.
  3. Carpentry. a groove or rectangular section for receiving the end of a board.

verb (used with object)

  1. to provide with a dado.

Verb Phrases

  1. dado in, to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.

noun plural -does or -dos

  1. the lower part of an interior wall that is decorated differently from the upper part
  2. architect the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice

verb

  1. (tr) to provide with a dado
n.

1660s, of pedestals, from Italian dado “die, cube,” from Latin datum (see die (n.)). Of wood panelling in a room, from 1787.

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