Definition of Morse taper in English:

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Morse taper


A taper on a shank or socket that is one of a standard series having specified dimensions and angles.
Example sentences
  • To alleviate this complication, a screw was added to force the two Morse tapers in compression.
  • First, the dimensions of Morse tapers are not standardized, they vary from company to company.
  • It is an object of this invention to modify the Morse taper in such a way that the components can be separated with ease.


Late 19th century: probably named after the Morse Twist Drill Co., Massachusetts, US.

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