mortise

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From Old French mortaise, of uncertain origin.

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mortise ‎(plural mortises)

  1. (woodworking) A hole that is made to receive a tenon so as to form a joint. [from 14th c.]

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mortise ‎(third-person singular simple present mortises, present participle mortising, simple past and past participle mortised)

  1. (woodworking) To make a mortise.
  2. (typography) To adjust the horizontal space between selected pairs of letters; to kern.

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