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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint v. - Join by a tenon and hole; Cut a hole for a tenon in.

Usage examples (26)
  • The mortise is the rectangular hole cut to receive the tenon and is made slightly deeper than the tenon is long.
  • The tenon here is narrow and engages the mortise, which is situated in the compressional fibres immediately adjoining the neutral layer.
  • The cheeks of the mortise are correspondingly sunk.
  • The sides of the tenon and of the mortise are called for more
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