A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a member when it passes entirely through the thickness of the piece in which the mortise is cut, and shows on the other side. Cf. Tooth, Tusk.
ten-un) That part of any piece which gets hemped. The hemped tenon has a pressure fit to the piece to which it should be attached. Except on the pipe chanter and practice chanter, the tenon always has a mount adjacent to it. The mount provides a "stop" past which the piece sliding over the tenon can't go.