Origin: ME < MFr < tenir, to hold: see tenant
transitive verb, intransitive verb
- to make a tenon (on)
- to joint by mortise and tenon
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- To provide with a tenon.
- To join with a tenon.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from tenir, to hold, from Latin tenēre; see ten- in Indo-European roots.