That part of a pedestal included between the base and the cornice (or surbase); the die. See Illust. of Column.
- Architecture The section of a pedestal between base and surbase.
- The lower portion of the wall of a room, decorated differently from the upper section, as with panels.
- A rectangular groove cut into a board so that a like piece may be fitted into it.
- The groove so cut.
- To furnish with a dado.
- To cut a dado in.
- To fit into a dado.