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mortise joint

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noun

any of various joints between two pieces of timber or the like in which a tenon is housed in or secured to a mortise.

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Also called mortise and tenon joint .

Origin of mortise joint

First recorded in 1880–85
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Medical definitions for mortise joint

mortise joint
[ môrtĭs ]

n.

ankle joint
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