Definitions for "Mortise and Tenon Joint"
Keywords:  tenon, fashion, slot, stile, fit
A joint in which the tenon, or formed shoulder projection, of one board fits into a complementary mortise on another board.
Wood joint where a hole is cut into one board and the second is cut down in a tooth fashion to slide into the hole.
Rail ends are trimmed (tenoned) in a fashion to be received by the mortised (grooved or boxed) stile.