Meaning of MORTAR in English

MORTAR

transcription, транскрипция: [ mɔ:(r)tə(r) ]

( mortars)

1.

A mortar is a big gun which fires missiles high into the air over a short distance.

He was killed in a mortar attack.

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2.

Mortar is a mixture of sand, water, and cement or lime which is put between bricks to hold them together.

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3.

A mortar is a bowl in which you can crush things such as herbs, spices, or grain using a rod called a pestle.

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4.

bricks and mortar: see brick

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