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Mortar Mor"tar, n. [OE. mortier, F. mortier, L. mortarium mortar, a large basin or trough in which mortar is made, a mortar (in sense 1, above). See 1st Mortar.] (Arch.) 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. Mortar bed, a shallow box or receptacle in which mortar is mixed. Mortar board. (a) A small square board with a handle beneath, for holding mortar; a hawk. (b) A cap with a broad, projecting, square top; -- worn by students in some colleges. [Slang], Mortar Mor"tar, n. [OE. morter, AS. mort[=e]re, L. mortarium: cf. F. mortier mortar. Cf. sense 2 (below), also 2d Mortar, Martel, Morter.] 1. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle. 2. [F. mortier, fr. L. mortarium mortar (for trituarating).] (Mil.) A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45[deg], and even higher; -- so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described. Mortar bed (Mil.), a framework of wood and iron, suitably hollowed out to receive the breech and trunnions of a mortar. Mortar boat or vessel (Naut.), a boat strongly built and adapted to carrying a mortar or mortars for bombarding; a bomb ketch. Mortar piece, a mortar. [Obs.] --Shak., Mortar Mor"tar, v. t. To plaster or make fast with mortar., Mortar Mor"tar, n. [F. mortier. See Mortar a vessel.] A chamber lamp or light. [Obs.] --Chaucer.


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- mortar may refer to: mortar (weapon), an indirect-fire artillery piece. mortar (masonry), a material used to fill the gaps between blocks and
- a mortar is an indirect fire weapon that fires explosive projectiles known as (mortar) bombs at low velocities, short ranges and high-
- mortar is a workable paste used to bind construction blocks together and fill the gaps between them. the word comes from latin mortarium
- the mortar is a bowl, typically made of hard wood, ceramic or stone. the pestle is a heavy club-shaped object, the end of which is used
- lime mortar is a type of mortar composed of lime and an aggregate such as sand , mixed with water. known types of mortar, dating back to
- the united kingdom 's l16 81 mm mortar is the standard mortar used by the british armed forces. it originated as a joint design by uk and
- the ordnance ml 3-inch mortar was the united kingdom 's standard mortar used by the british army from the early 1930s to the late 1960s,
- the m252 81 mm medium weight mortar is a british designed smooth bore , muzzle-loading , high-angle-of-fire weapon used for long-range
- the ordnance sbml 2-inch mortar, or more commonly just '2-inch mortar', was a british mortar issued to the british army and the
- the m224 60 mm lightweight mortar is a smooth bore , muzzle-loading , high-angle-of-fire weapon used for close-in support of ground


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