mortar vs. mortise – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Mortar

Definition:

a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range Or a building material that hardens like cement.

Examples:

The enemy fired mortars at the civilian population. Or Put that mortar on the wall.

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Mortise

Definition:

a square hole made to receive a tendon and so to form a joint

Examples:

the mortise has been used for many years

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