mortise joint

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mor′tise joint`

any of various joints between two pieces of timber or the like in which a tenon is housed in or secured to a mortise. Also called mor′tise and ten′on joint`.
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Noun1.mortise joint - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talusmortise joint - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
anklebone, astragal, astragalus, talus - the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint
leg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
articulatio plana, gliding joint - a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
2.mortise joint - a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other
dovetail, dovetail joint - a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises
joint - junction by which parts or objects are joined together
mortice, mortise - a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
tenon - a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint
tongue and groove joint - a mortise joint made by fitting a projection on the edge of one board into a matching groove on another board
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Load capacity of the mortise joint is also closely related to the "end-distance" of the mortise.
Alternatively, Fashion Seating's AFF Window Lattice Chair is a popular choice for indoor spaces, boasting a solid Elmwood construction reinforced by sturdy tenon and mortise joints, corner blocks, and "L" brackets specifically designed for commercial-grade use.
It has plenty of open shelf space to display prized possessions or crockery, with extra drawer space to keep less attractive bits and bobs or cutlery (if you were using this in a dining room) stored away, combining functionality with elegant styling while still displaying traditional ercol detailing such as dovetail tenon and mortise joints and bent wood arches.