- A hole or recess cut into a part which is designed to receive a corresponding projection (a tenon) on another part so as to join or lock the parts together.More example sentences
- With an octagonal cross section, the frame of the pagoda is completely made of wooden parts solidly linked by many mortises and tenons held together by a sophisticated system of brackets, in 54 different varieties.
- Mark and cut the mortise and recess for the strike plate using the same method used for installing the lock.
- The bars were jointed to the stiles and rails using a small mortise with a corresponding tenon in the bar.
verb[with object] Back to top
- 1Join securely by using a mortise and tenon: the top plate of the rudder assembly can be mortised to the top of the rudder postMore example sentences
- Helping to compensate for this are the joined struts that are mortised and tenoned to both the joists and rafters, in effect converting each rafter-joist pair into what might be described as the most primitive form of truss.
- All members with the exception of the collar ties and wind braces are mortised and tenoned together with long tapered pins that secure the joints.
- Drill into the frame and into the stud behind it at this point, mortise the frame to accept the strike plate, then attach the plate to the frame.
- 1.1 (often as adjective mortised) Cut a mortise in or through: the mortised portsMore example sentences
- Interestingly, neither the chairs nor the armchair have side rails mortised through the rear posts as is so common (but not universal) in Philadelphia work.
- Mammoth tree trunks stretch across ceilings above hand-carved lintels, mortised into place in elaborate structures.
- The extractor is massive and mortised into the side of the bolt.
- More example sentences
- He went to a woodworking site so he could learn how to build a tool called a mortiser that he had just ordered and had just arrived a couple days earlier.
- The standard morticer is supplied without cutters but there is a version with 3 cutters.
- It does all you can ask of a morticer albeit with the inconveniences that I mentioned.
late Middle English: from Old French mortaise.
More definitions of mortiseDefinition of mortise in:
- The US English dictionary