dado

Definitions

Construction

  • The flat-bottomed groove cut into one board (usually across the grain) to receive the end of another. If the groove is cut at the edge of a board, it is called a rabbet.
  • An ornamental paneling above the baseboard of a room finish.
  • Part of a column between the base and the cap or cornice.

Real Estate

  • noun the lower part of an interior wall, decorated or faced in a different manner from the upper part, usually with panels, paint or wallpaper
  • noun a rectangular groove cut into a board so that a matching piece can be fitted into it to form a joint
  • verb to fit a wall with a dado
  • verb to cut a rectangular groove in something so that a matching piece can be fitted into it to form a joint
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