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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mortise  \Mor"tise\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mortised};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Mortising}.] 
  1.  To  cut  or  make  a  mortisein 
  2.  To  join  or  fasten  by  a  tenon  and  mortise;  as  to  mortise  a 
  beam  into  a  post  or  a  joist  into  a  girder. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Mortise  \Mor"tise\,  n.  [F.  mortaise;  cf  Sp  mortaja  Ar 
  murtazz  fixed,  or  W.  mortais  Ir  mortis,  moirtis  Gael. 
  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 
  {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}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  square  hole  made  to  receive  a  tenon  and  so  to  form  a  joint 
  [syn:  {mortice}] 
  v  1:  cut  a  mortise  in  [syn:  {mortice}] 
  2:  join  by  a  tenon  and  mortise  [syn:  {mortice}] 

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