Definitions for: Dado

[n] a rectangular groove cut into a board so that another piece can fit into it
[n] the section of a pedestal between the base and the surbase
[n] panel forming the lower part of an interior wall when it is finished differently from the rest

Webster (1913) Definition: Da"do, n.; pl. Dadoes. [It. dado die, cube, pedestal;
of the same origin as E. die, n. See Die, n.] (Arch.)
(a) That part of a pedestal included between the base and the
cornice (or surbase); the die. See Illust. of Column.
(b) In any wall, that part of the basement included between
the base and the base course. See Base course, under
(c) In interior decoration, the lower part of the wall of an
apartment when adorned with moldings, or otherwise
specially decorated.

Synonyms: wainscot

See Also: channel, footstall, groove, panel, pedestal, plinth, section, segment, wall

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