Mortise joint
Mortise Mor"tise, n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar. murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael. moirteis.] 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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


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  • mortise joint — noun 1. a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus • Syn: ↑ankle, ↑ankle joint, ↑articulatio talocruralis • Derivationally related forms: ↑anklet (for: ↑ankle) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mortise joint — any of various joints between two pieces of timber or the like in which a tenon is housed in or secured to a mortise. Also called mortise and tenon joint. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • mortise joint — mor′tise joint n. bui any of various joints between two pieces of timber or the like in which a tenon is housed in or secured to a mortise. Also called mor′tise and ten′on joint • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • Mortise — Mor tise, n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar. murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael. moirteis.] 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mortise and tenon — Mortise Mor tise, n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar. murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael. moirteis.] A cavity cut into a piece of timber, or other material, to receive something (as the end of another piece) made to fit it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mortise gear — Mortise Mor tise, n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar. murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael. moirteis.] A cavity cut into a piece of timber, or other material, to receive something (as the end of another piece) made to fit it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mortise lock — Mortise Mor tise, n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar. murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael. moirteis.] A cavity cut into a piece of timber, or other material, to receive something (as the end of another piece) made to fit it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mortise wheel — Mortise Mor tise, n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar. murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael. moirteis.] A cavity cut into a piece of timber, or other material, to receive something (as the end of another piece) made to fit it …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mortise-and-tenon joint — noun a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other • Syn: ↑mortise joint • Hypernyms: ↑joint • Hyponyms: ↑dovetail, ↑dovetail joint, ↑tongue and groove joint …   Useful english dictionary

  • joint stool — noun Etymology: joint (I) : a stool formed of parts held together by pegged mortise and tenon joints : a stool made by a joiner * * * a low wood stool having turned legs with all parts joined by a mortise joint. [1400 50; late ME] * * * joint… …   Useful english dictionary

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