Dovetail

Business / Machine Shop / Dovetail: A two-part slide bearing assembly used in machine tool construction for the precise alignment and smooth operation of the movable components of the machine.

Dovetails

Entertainment / Bowling / Dovetails: The portion of a wood lane where the maple and pine boards meet; same as splice. MORE

Maple

Entertainment / Bowling / Maple: The hard wood used for the head portion of the lanes (foul line to arrows); see also pine, splice, and dovetails. MORE

Heads

Entertainment / Bowling / Heads: That part of the first portion of the lane that is usually hard maple (wood lanes) to absorb the impact of the thrown balls. Seedovetails, splice and pines also; generally the first 20 feet of the woo MORE

Splice

Entertainment / Bowling / Splice: They are on the lanes where the pine meets the maple; dovetail. MORE

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