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Definition of Mortise
MortiseMortise Mor"tise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mortised; p. pr. & vb.
1. To cut or make a mortisein.
2. To join or fasten by a tenon and mortise; as, to mortise a
beam into a post, or a joist into a girder. MortiseMortise Mor"tise, n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar.
murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael.
A cavity cut into a piece of timber, or other material, to
receive something (as the end of another piece) made to fit
it, and called a tenon.
Mortise and tenon (Carp.), made with a mortise and tenon;
joined or united by means of a mortise and tenon; -- used
Mortise joint, a joint made by a mortise and tenon.
Mortise lock. See under Lock.
Mortise wheel, a cast-iron wheel, with wooden clogs
inserted in mortises on its face or edge; -- also called
mortise gear, and core gear.
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