dadoed in


noun, plural dadoes, dados.
Also called die. Architecture. the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice or cap. See diag. under column.
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.
Verb phrases
dado in, to insert (a board or the like) into a dado.

1655–65; < Italian: die, cube, pedestal, perhaps < Arabic dad game Unabridged
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dado (ˈdeɪdəʊ)
n , 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
3.  (tr) to provide with a dado
[C17: from Italian: die, die-shaped pedestal, perhaps from Arabic dad game]

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1660s, of pedestals, from It. dado "die, cube," from L. datum (see die (n.)). Of wood panelling in a room, from 1787.
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