how to pronounce dovetail

dʌvtɛɪl

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“… do a certain extent dovetail with a lot …”

meanings of dovetail

verb:

  1. [+object].
  2. To unite with a dovetail joint.
  3. To interweave a number of subprograms or algorithms so that they can be run more or less simultaneously.
  4. (by extension) to fit together well.
  5. [+ with (object)].

noun:

  1. A type of joint where adjoining boards are fastened by interlocking fan-shaped cutouts.