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Noun: mortise  mor-tis
  1. A square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
    - mortice
Verb: mortise  mor-tis
  1. Cut a hole for a tenon in
    - mortice
     
  2. Join by a tenon and mortise
    - mortice

Derived forms: mortised, mortises, mortising

Type of: bring together, cut, hole, join

Part of: mortise joint, mortise-and-tenon joint

Encyclopedia: Mortise