mortise

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