- the part of a pedestal between the cap and the base
- the lower part of the wall of a room if decorated differently from the upper part, as with panels or an ornamental border
- a rectangular groove cut in the side of one board so that another board may be fitted into it usually at right angles
- the joint thus madein full, dado joint
Origin of dadoIt, a die, die-shaped part of pedestal, hence pedestal from Classical Latin datum, a die, literally , what is given: see date
transitive verb-·doed, -·do·ing
- to furnish with a dado
- to fit into a dado groove
- Architecture The section of a pedestal between base and cornice.
- The lower portion of the wall of a room that is decorated differently from the upper section, as with panels.
- a. A rectangular groove cut into a board so that a like piece may be fitted into it.b. The groove so cut.
transitive verbda·doed, da·do·ing, da·does
- To furnish with a dado.
- a. To cut a dado in.b. To fit into a dado.
Origin of dadoItalian from Latin datum neuter past participle of dare to give ; see dō- in Indo-European roots.
(plural dados or dadoes)
(third-person singular simple present dadoes, present participle dadoing, simple past and past participle dadoed)
First attested in 1664. From Italian dado.