mor·tar /ˈmɔrtɚ/ 名詞
1. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
2. Mil. A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45°, and even higher; -- so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.
Mortar bed Mil., a framework of wood and iron, suitably hollowed out to receive the breech and trunnions of a mortar.
Mortar boat or Mortar vessel Naut., a boat strongly built and adapted to carrying a mortar or mortars for bombarding; a bomb ketch.
Mortar piece, a mortar. [Obs.] --Shak.
Mor·tar, n. Arch. A building material made by mixing lime, cement, or plaster of Paris, with sand, water, and sometimes other materials; -- used in masonry for joining stones, bricks, etc., also for plastering, and in other ways.
Mortar bed, a shallow box or receptacle in which mortar is mixed.
Mor·tar, v. t. To plaster or make fast with mortar.
Mor·tar n. A chamber lamp or light. [Obs.]
n 1: a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that
fires shells at high elevations for a short range [syn:
howitzer, trench mortar]
2: used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall
3: a bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and
mixed with a pestle
v : plaster with mortar; "mortar the wall"
(Heb. homer), cement of lime and sand (Gen. 11:3; Ex. 1:14);
also potter's clay (Isa. 41:25; Nah. 3:14). Also Heb. 'aphar,
usually rendered "dust," clay or mud used for cement in building
(Lev. 14:42, 45).
Mortar for pulverizing (Prov. 27:22) grain or other substances
by means of a pestle instead of a mill. Mortars were used in the
wilderness for pounding the manna (Num. 11:8). It is commonly
used in Palestine at the present day to pound wheat, from which
the Arabs make a favourite dish called kibby.