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mortise-and-tenon joint

mor·tise

also mor·tice  (môr′tĭs)
n.
1. A usually rectangular cavity in a piece of wood, stone, or other material, prepared to receive a tenon and thus form a joint.
2. Printing A hole cut in a plate for insertion of type.
tr.v. mor·tised, mor·tis·ing, mor·tis·es also mor·ticed or mor·tic·ing or mor·tic·es
1. To join or fasten securely, as with a mortise and tenon.
2. To make a mortise in.
3. Printing
a. To cut a hole in (a plate) for the insertion of type.
b. To cut such a hole and insert (type).

[Middle English mortaise, from Old French, perhaps from Arabic murtazz, fastened, from irtazza, to be fixed (in place), derived stem of razza, to fix, insert; see rzz in Semitic roots.]

mortise

(ˈmɔːtɪs) or

mortice

n
1. (Building) a slot or recess, usually rectangular, cut into a piece of wood, stone, etc, to receive a matching projection (tenon) of another piece, or a mortise lock
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing a cavity cut into a letterpress printing plate into which type or another plate is inserted
vb (tr)
3. (Building) to cut a slot or recess in (a piece of wood, stone, etc)
4. (Building) to join (two pieces of wood, stone, etc) by means of a mortise and tenon
5. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) to cut a cavity in (a letterpress printing plate) for the insertion of type, etc
[C14: from Old French mortoise, perhaps from Arabic murtazza fastened in position]
ˈmortiser n

mor•tise

(ˈmɔr tɪs)

n., v. -tised, -tis•ing. n.
1. a notch, hole, or slot made in a piece of wood or the like to receive a tenon of the same dimensions.
2. a deep recess cut into wood for other purposes, as for receiving a mortise lock.
v.t.
3. to join securely, esp. with a mortise and tenon.
4. to cut or form a mortise in.
[1350–1400; Middle English morteys,mortaise < Anglo-French mortais(e), Old French mortoise, of obscure orig.]

mortise


Past participle: mortised
Gerund: mortising

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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mortise - a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
mortise-and-tenon joint, mortise joint - a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other
Verb1.mortise - cut a hole for a tenon in
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
2.mortise - join by a tenon and mortise
bring together, join - cause to become joined or linked; "join these two parts so that they fit together"
Translations

mortise

[ˈmɔːtɪs]
A. Nmortaja f
B. CPD mortise lock Ncerradura f de muesca

mortise

nZapfenloch nt
vtverzapfen (into mit)

mortise

mortice [ˈmɔːtɪs] nmortasa
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