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Definition of Mortar


  1. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
  2. A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45, and even higher; -- so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.
  3. 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.
  4. To plaster or make fast with mortar.
  5. A chamber lamp or light.
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Mortar Translations

mortar in Dutch is mortier, vijzel
mortar in Italian is mortaio, calcina
mortar in Portuguese is almofariz
mortar in Spanish is calcina, mortero