What does the word dado mean?

Usage examples for dado

  1. 2735, is a spur for cutting the end grain of the wood in advance of the bit, as is necessary in dado and other across grain work, the construction of the spur is seen more clearly in Fig. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  2. A molded surbase and skirting, with a broad expanse of plastered wall between, provides an effective dado all around the hall. – The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia by Frank Cousins Phil M. Riley
  3. In furtherance of this thought, only the cornice with its jig- sawed modillions was employed at the ceiling and the flat dado was paneled off by the application of moldings to give it a lighter scale. – The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia by Frank Cousins Phil M. Riley
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