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Noun: mortar  mor-tu(r)
  1. A muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range
    - howitzer, trench mortar
     
  2. A mixture of lime or cement, sand and water that sets firmly; used for bonding bricks and stones of building
     
  3. A bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle
Verb: mortar  mor-tu(r)
  1. (masonry) plaster with mortar
    "mortar the wall"

Derived forms: mortared, mortaring, mortars

Type of: building material, daub, high-angle gun, plaster, vessel

Encyclopedia: Mortar