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Meaning of DADO

Pronunciation:  'deydow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rectangular groove cut into a board so that another piece can fit into it
  2. [n]  the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
  3. [n]  panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest

DADO is a 4 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: wainscot
 See Also: channel, footstall, groove, panel, pedestal, plinth, section, segment, wall



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Da"do\, n.; pl. {Dadoes}. [It. dado die, cube, pedestal;
of the same origin as E. die, n. See {Die}, n.] (Arch.)
(a) That part of a pedestal included between the base and the
    cornice (or surbase); the die. See Illust. of {Column}.
(b) In any wall, that part of the basement included between
    the base and the base course. See {Base course}, under
(c) In interior decoration, the lower part of the wall of an
    apartment when adorned with moldings, or otherwise
    specially decorated.

Thesaurus Terms
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