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mortice lock
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Mortise definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

MORTISE, n. mor'tis. A cut or hollow place made in timber by the augur and chisel, to receive the tenon of another piece of timber.
MOR'TISE, v.t. To cut or make a mortise in.
1. To join timbers by a tenon and mortise; as, to mortise a beam into a post, or a joist into a girder.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint [syn: mortise, mortice] v
1: cut a hole for a tenon in [syn: mortise, mortice]
2: join by a tenon and mortise [syn: mortice, mortise]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun also mortice Etymology: Middle English mortays, from Anglo-French mortais Date: 15th century a hole, groove, or slot into or through which some other part of an arrangement of parts fits or passes; especially a cavity cut into a piece of material (as timber) to receive a tenon see dovetail illustration II. transitive verb also mortice (mortised; also morticed; mortising; also morticing) Date: 15th century 1. to join or fasten securely; specifically to join or fasten by a tenon and mortise 2. to cut or make a mortise in

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. (also mortice) --n. a hole in a framework designed to receive the end of another part, esp. a tenon. --v.tr. 1 join securely, esp. by mortise and tenon. 2 cut a mortise in. Phrases and idioms: mortise lock a lock recessed into a mortise in the frame of a door or window etc. Etymology: ME f. OF mortoise f. Arab. murtazz fixed in

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mortise Mor"tise, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mortised; p. pr. & vb. n. Mortising.] 1. To cut or make a mortisein. 2. To join or fasten by a tenon and mortise; as, to mortise a beam into a post, or a joist into a girder.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mortise Mor"tise, n. [F. mortaise; cf. Sp. mortaja, Ar. murtazz fixed, or W. mortais, Ir. mortis, moirtis, Gael. moirteis.] A cavity cut into a piece of timber, or other material, to receive something (as the end of another piece) made to fit it, and called a tenon. Mortise and tenon (Carp.), made with a mortise and tenon; joined or united by means of a mortise and tenon; -- used adjectively. Mortise joint, a joint made by a mortise and tenon. Mortise lock. See under Lock. Mortise wheel, a cast-iron wheel, with wooden clogs inserted in mortises on its face or edge; -- also called mortise gear, and core gear.

Moby Thesaurus

ankle, articulate, articulation, batten, batten down, bolt, boundary, buckle, butt, button, cervix, clasp, cleat, clinch, clip, closure, coact, connecting link, connecting rod, connection, cooperate, coupling, dovetail, elbow, embrace, engage, gliding joint, hasp, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hitch, hook, interact, interchange, interface, interlace, intermesh, interplay, intertwine, interweave, interwork, jam, join, joining, joint, juncture, knee, knuckle, latch, link, lock, mesh, miter, nail, neck, peg, pin, pivot, pivot joint, rabbet, rivet, scarf, screw, seam, sew, shoulder, skewer, snap, staple, stick, stitch, suture, symphysis, tack, tie rod, toggle, toggle joint, union, wedge, weld, wrist, zipper


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