dovetail dovetail  /ˈdəv ˌteɪl/


  1. (n) a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
  2. (v) fit together tightly, as if by means of a dovetail


  1. Acts of startling psychological cruelty mix with moments of heartrending warmth; banal marital problems dovetail with shocking hints of incest.
  2. It will all, the reader can be grimly certain, fit together and will somehow dovetail with the old amusement park haunted by p-p-p-pirate ghosts.
  3. Housing and shops and offices and parks neatly dovetail.


  • Dovetail Gallery Announces: Erie Artists Set Their Sights on the ArtPrize

    The Giant Quacker Project, a Pop Art sculpture designed by Erie’s own artists David Seitzinger and Gary Cacchione prepare to enter ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. (PRWeb June 07, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 7, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. O'Donnell said in a statement that "my needs for the future just didn't dovetail with what ABC was able to offer me."
    on Apr 25, 2007 By: Rosie O Donnell Source: Forbes

  2. "There was a bit of tension with the players," coach Bert van Marwijk explained. "We wanted to play beautiful football but we (kept losing) the ball. From time to time, you could see how good we can be. Everything has to dovetail, everything...
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: Bert van Marwijk Source: The Associated Press

  3. "A lot of our good players and experienced players are coming to the party and we're all dovetailing with each other. If one guy doesn't do well another guy does. The key to beating Australia is for all 11 to dovetail together - or all 12, 13, 14...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Kevin Pietersen Source: Oneindia

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