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



(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 Originlate Middle English: from Old French mortaise.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mortise

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