Associations to the word «Mortar»

Pictures for the word «Mortar»


MORTAR, noun. (uncountable) A mixture of lime or cement, sand and water used for bonding building blocks.
MORTAR, noun. (countable) (military) A muzzle-loading, indirect fire weapon with a tube length of 10 to 20 calibers and designed to lob shells at very steep trajectories.
MORTAR, noun. (countable) A hollow vessel used to pound, crush, rub, grind or mix ingredients with a pestle.
MORTAR, verb. To use mortar or plaster to join two things together.
MORTAR, verb. To fire a mortar (weapon)

Dictionary definition

MORTAR, noun. A muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range.
MORTAR, noun. Used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall.
MORTAR, noun. A bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle.
MORTAR, verb. Plaster with mortar; "mortar the wall".

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