Definition of mortise noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mortise

 noun
(also mortice)noun
BrE BrE//ˈmɔːtɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɔːrtɪs//
 
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a hole cut in a piece of wood, etc. to receive the end of another piece of wood, so that the two are held together see also tenon Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French mortaise.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mortise

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