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noun [C] (also dovetail joint) specialized
a type of joint used to fix two pieces of wood firmly together


verb [I or T] uk   us   /ˈdʌv.teɪl/
to cause something to fit exactly together: Their results dovetail nicely with ours. We tried to dovetail our plans with theirs.
Translations of “dovetail”
in Chinese (Traditional) (使)吻合, (使)銜接, (使)咬合…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使)咬合, (使)吻合, (使)衔接…
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