A hole that is made to receive a tenon so as to form a joint.
Originfrom 14th century
To make a mortise.
TypographyTo adjust the horizontal space between selected pairs of letters; to kern.
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
From Old French mortaise, of Arabic origin: مورتاز (“fastened”), from رازا (“to cut a recess”).
- Wiktionary :mortise (CC BY-SA 3.0)