butment cheek

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butment cheek (plural butment cheeks)

  1. (carpentry) The part of a mortised timber surrounding the mortise, and against which the shoulders of the tenon bear.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for butment cheek in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)