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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- mortise block,
- mortise chisel,
- mortise lock,
- morton grove
Origin of mortise joint
First recorded in 1880–85
Also called mortise and tenon joint.
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