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.
Origin of mortise
Related Words for mortisedharmonize, conform, coincide, jibe, correspond, screw, tighten, weld, affix, adhere, nail, attach, bolt, solder, glue, truss, accord, square, join, tally
Examples from the Web for mortised
Historical Examples of mortised
For larger engravings a number of sections were mortised together.Why Bewick Succeeded
Thy throne is mortised with their bones, cemented with their blood.The Book of Khalid
Then he mortised his chin in his brown hands and blinked while he waited.Little Novels of Italy
Maurice Henry Hewlett
Let the posts be tied together at the top by mortised beams.Ten Books on Architecture
He turned the case over, and saw that the bottom had been mortised and screwed.The Hand in the Dark
Arthur J. Rees
Word Origin for mortise
c.1400, "hole or groove in which something is fitted to form a joint," from Old French mortaise (13c.), possibly from Arabic murtazz "fastened," past participle of razza "cut a mortise in." Cf. Spanish mortaja.
mid-15c., from mortise (n.). Related: Mortised; mortising.