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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

 mortise joint
      n 1: a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and
           fibula and the proximal end of the talus [syn: ankle,
           ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis]
      2: a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise
         holes in the other [syn: mortise-and-tenon joint]