mortise joint


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

Nearby words

  1. mortifying,
  2. mortimer,
  3. mortise,
  4. mortise block,
  5. mortise chisel,
  6. mortise lock,
  7. mortling,
  8. mortmain,
  9. morton,
  10. morton grove

Origin of mortise joint

First recorded in 1880–85

Also called mortise and tenon joint. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for mortise joint

mortise joint



ankle joint

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