a projection formed on the end of a timber or the like for insertion into a mortise of the same dimensions.
verb (used with object)
to provide with a tenon.
to join by or as by a tenon.
to join securely.
a combining form meaning “tendon,” used in the formation of compound words:
the projecting end of a piece of wood formed to fit into a corresponding mortise in another piece
to form a tenon on (a piece of wood)
to join with a tenon and mortise
teno- or tenon-
tenonectomy ten·o·nec·to·my (těn’ə-něk’tə-mē) n. See tenectomy.
noun, Pathology. 1. tendinitis. tenonitis ten·o·ni·tis (těn’ə-nī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of Tenon’s capsule or the connective tissue within Tenon’s space. Tendinitis.
tenonometer ten·o·nom·e·ter (těn’ə-nŏm’ĭ-tər) n. A tonometer.
- Tenon saw
noun 1. a small fine-toothed saw with a strong back, used esp for cutting tenons