noun, verb (used with object), mor·ticed, mor·tic·ing.
Definition for mortice (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), mor·tised, mor·tis·ing.
- to cut metal from (a plate).
- to cut out metal from a plate and insert (new material) in its place.
Origin of mortise
Related formsmor·tis·er, noun
Examples from the Web for mortice
Hitherto no word has been said as to the arrangement of mortice and tenon, by which the Trilithons are keyed together.Stonehenge|Frank Stevens
Mortice chisels are made thicker than either the paring or the firmer because of their being longer and requiring rougher usage.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
Similarly, it is disastrous if mortice and tenon joints are sawed apart.If You're Going to Live in the Country|Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
The tenon and mortice should both be cut exactly, and so that they fit at right angles, firmly and securely.
A mortice is the hole cut in a post or other piece of wood, in which another piece of wood cut to fit it, called a tenon, is put.