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mortar

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Mortar and pestle.

EtymologyEdit

From Old French mortier, from Latin mortarium.

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mortar (countable and uncountable, plural mortars)

  1. (uncountable) A mixture of lime or cement, sand and water used for bonding bricks and stones.
  2. (countable, military) A muzzle-loading, indirect fire weapon with a tube length of 10 to 20 calibers and designed to lob shells at very steep trajectories.
  3. (countable) A hollow vessel used to pound, crush, rub, grind or mix ingredients with a pestle.

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VerbEdit

mortar (third-person singular simple present mortars, present participle mortaring, simple past and past participle mortared)

  1. To use mortar or plaster to join two things together.
  2. To fire a mortar (weapon)

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mortar (present tense mortas, past tense mortis, future tense mortos, imperative mortez, conditional mortus)

  1. to die

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin mortārium.

NounEdit

mortar n

  1. mortar (construction material)

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