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Definitions of mortar

  1. To plaster or make fast with mortar. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To plaster or secure with such building cement. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. plaster with mortar; "mortar the wall" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A chamber lamp or light. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45Á, and even higher; - so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A vessel in which substances are pounded with an implement called a pestle, chiefly used in making medicines; a short cannon used for throwing shells high upward, so as to drop fromabove on to the object aimed at; abuilding cement of lime, sand, and water. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. A vessel in which substances are pounded with a pestle: a piece of ordnance, resembling a mortar, for throwing shells, etc.: a cement of lime, sand, and water. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. A vessel in which substances are pounded. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. A short cannon with a large bore. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. A mixture of sand and lime for joining bricks, etc.; a cement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A vessel made of iron, stone, &c. in which substances are pounded with a pestle; a short piece of ordnance with a large bore, used for throwing bombs; a mixture of lime and sand with water, used as a cement for uniting stones and bricks in walls. Hydraulic mortar, or Roman cement, a cement which acquires but Mortar. little solidity in the air, but becomes extremely hard under water. See Mar. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A strong vessel in which substances are bruised or pounded with a pestle; a short piece of ordnance of large bore, used for throwing bombs and shells. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. A mixture of lime, sand, and water, used as a cement for building with stones or bricks. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for mortar

  1. The shells seem to have many different names; I hear the soldiers say, That's a mortar shell. – Strange True Stories of Louisiana by George Washington Cable
  2. Certain females are invited to come and pound rice in a mortar into flour. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
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