noun, plural da·does, da·dos.
- Also called die. Architecture. the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice or cap.
- the lower broad part of an interior wall finished in wallpaper, a fabric, paint, etc.
- Carpentry. a groove or rectangular section for receiving the end of a board.
verb (used with object)
- to provide with a dado.
- dado in, to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.
noun plural -does or -dos
- the lower part of an interior wall that is decorated differently from the upper part
- architect the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice
- (tr) to provide with a dado
1660s, of pedestals, from Italian dado “die, cube,” from Latin datum (see die (n.)). Of wood panelling in a room, from 1787.