dadoing

dado

[dey-doh]
noun, plural dadoes, dados.
1.
Also called die. Architecture. the part of a pedestal between the base and the cornice or cap. See diag. under column.
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:
1655–65; < Italian: die, cube, pedestal, perhaps < Arabic dad game

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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
 
vb
3.  (tr) to provide with a dado
 
[C17: from Italian: die, die-shaped pedestal, perhaps from Arabic dad game]

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dado
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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Abbreviations & Acronyms
dAdo
deoxyadenosine
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