Mortise

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Noun

Mortise (plural Mortises)
  1. A hole that is made to receive a tenon so as to form a joint

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Mortise (third-person singular simple present mortises, present participle mortising, simple past and past participle mortised)

  1. To make a mortise.

Thesaurus

ankle, articulate, articulation, batten, batten down, bolt, boundary, buckle, butt, button, cervix, clasp, cleat, clinch, clip, closure, coact, connecting link, connecting rod, connection, cooperate, coupling, dovetail, elbow, embrace, engage, gliding joint, hasp, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hitch, hook, interact, interchange, interface, interlace, intermesh, interplay, intertwine, interweave, interwork, jam, join, joining, joint, juncture, knee, knuckle, latch, link, lock, mesh, miter, nail, neck, peg, pin, pivot, pivot joint, rabbet, rivet, scarf, screw, seam, sew, shoulder, skewer, snap, staple, stick, stitch, suture, symphysis, tack, tie rod, toggle, toggle joint, union, wedge, weld, wrist, zipper

Etymology

First attested circa fourteenth century, from Old French mortaise, of uncertain origin.

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