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.
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Origin of mortise
OTHER WORDS FROM mortisemor·tis·er, noun
Words nearby mortise
Example sentences from the Web for mortise
Mortise and tenon joints for inside work may be united with glue.
In this case the wheel is termed a mortise wheel, and the teeth are termed cogs.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
The tenons are bevelled to fit and wedge each other in the mortise.
It is put together, generally by mortise, tenon and cotter, but it has four original screws all made by hand with the file.Time and Its Measurement|James Arthur
Fasten the rudder skate upon a piece of board in which is cut a mortise.Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler