Definition of tenon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tenon

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BrE BrE//ˈtenən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtenən//
 
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an end of a piece of wood that has been cut to fit into a mortise so that the two are held together Word Origin late Middle English: from French, from tenir ‘to hold’, from Latin tenere.
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