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 mortised
Where the baseboard was mortised at the corner there appeared to have been a patch put in.Ted Strong's Motor Car|Edward C. Taylor
The bottom board or shelf rests upon two rails that are mortised into the posts as shown.Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
These stanchions, mortised through a two-inch covering-board, I calked with thin cedar wedges.Sailing Alone Around The World|Joshua Slocum
Let the posts be tied together at the top by mortised beams.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
The rails of the gates should, of course, be mortised into the heads and hinge-trees.Rustic Carpentry|Paul N. Hasluck