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n. & v.
Variant of mortise.
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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.]
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Past participle: morticed
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|Noun||1.||mortice - a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint|
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
|Verb||1.||mortice - cut a hole for a tenon in|
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
|2.||mortice - join by a tenon and mortise|
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