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dado

[dey-doh] /ˈdeɪ doʊ/
noun, plural dadoes, dados.
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)
4.
to provide with a dado.
Verb phrases
5.
dado in, to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Italian: die, cube, pedestal, perhaps < Arabic dad game
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Examples for dado
  • In order to adequately attach a transition to a bridge, the dado must be structurally adequate.
British Dictionary definitions for dado

dado

/ˈdeɪdəʊ/
noun (pl) -does, -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
3.
(transitive) to provide with a dado
Word Origin
C17: from Italian: die, die-shaped pedestal, perhaps from Arabic dad game
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Word Origin and History for 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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Related Abbreviations for dado

dAdo

deoxyadenosine
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