dovetail Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “dovetail” in the English Dictionary

"dovetail" in British English

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dovetailnoun [C]

(also dovetail joint) specialized
a ​type of joint used to ​fix two ​pieces of ​woodfirmly together

dovetailverb [I or T]

uk   us   /ˈdʌv.teɪl/
to ​cause something to ​fitexactly together: Their ​results dovetail ​nicely with ours. We ​tried to dovetail ​ourplans with theirs.
(Definition of dovetail from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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dovetailverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈdʌvˌteɪl/
to ​fit together well, or to ​cause something to ​fit together well with something ​else: [I] Our ​plans dovetailed, and we were ​able to ​meet that ​evening.
(Definition of dovetail from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “dovetail”
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)咬合, (使)吻合, (使)衔接…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)吻合, (使)銜接, (使)咬合…
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