['mɔːtə] or ['mɔrtɚ]


(noun.) a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range.

(noun.) a bowl-shaped vessel in which substances can be ground and mixed with a pestle.

(noun.) used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall.

(verb.) plaster with mortar; 'mortar the wall'.

Typed by Brooke--From WordNet


(n.) A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.

(n.) 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.

(n.) 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.

(v. t.) To plaster or make fast with mortar.

(n.) A chamber lamp or light.

Checked by Erwin

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Piece of ordnance for throwing bombs.[2]. Cement.

Typed by Lena


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