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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mor·tise /ˈmɔrtəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mor·tise n.  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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

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