Mortise

Definition of Mortise

Mor´tise
n.1.A cavity cut into a piece of timber, or other material, to receive something (as the end of another piece) made to fit it, and called a tenon.
Mortise and tenon
(Carp.) made with a mortise and tenon; joined or united by means of a mortise and tenon; - used adjectively.
Mortise joint
a joint made by a mortise and tenon.
Mortise lock
See under Lock.
Mortise wheel
a cast-iron wheel, with wooden clogs inserted in mortises on its face or edge; - also called mortise gear, and core gear.
v. t.1.To cut or make a mortise in.
[imp. & p. p. Mortised ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mortising.]
2.To join or fasten by a tenon and mortise; as, to mortise a beam into a post, or a joist into a girder.

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