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mortise (plural mortises)
- (woodworking) A hole that is made to receive a tenon so as to form a joint. [from 14th c.]
- Stability; power of adhesion.
a hole for a tenon
- (transitive, woodworking) To cut a mortise in.
- (transitive, woodworking) To join by a mortise and tenon.
- (typography) To adjust the horizontal space between selected pairs of letters; to kern.