Meaning of MORTAR in English
A ~ is a big gun which fires missiles high into the air over a short distance.
He was killed in a ~ attack.
Mortar is a mixture of sand, water, and cement or lime which is put between bricks to hold them together.
A ~ is a bowl in which you can crush things such as herbs, spices, or grain using a rod called a pestle.
bricks and ~: see brick
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012