- to cut metal from (a plate).
- to cut out metal from a plate and insert (new material) in its place.
Origin of mortise
OTHER WORDS FROM mortisemor·tis·er, noun
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How to use mortise in a sentence
Instead, posts and beams were fitted together with mortise and tenon joints.This might be Washington’s oldest house, but it came from New England|John Kelly|November 28, 2020|Washington Post
The supporting standard is constructed of oak, with mortise-and-tenon joints, as shown in Fig. 4.
The glue must be applied immediately after the tenon is removed from the water, and then inserted in the mortise.
The end of the tenon and the mortise is then covered with a piece of metal, fastened with screws as shown.
A bridle joint is often defined as the reverse of a mortise and tenon, and is chiefly used in the carpentry and joinery trades.
A joint of this type may be applied in nearly all cases where a halved or a mortise and tenon joint could be used.