Meaning of MORTAR in English


~ 1

■ noun

1》 a short smooth-bore gun for firing bombs at high angles.

2》 a cup-shaped receptacle in which ingredients are crushed or ground in cooking or pharmacy.

■ verb attack or bombard with bombs fired from a ~.


OE, from OFr. mortier , from L. ~ium .


~ 2

■ noun a mixture of lime with cement, sand, and water, used in building to bond bricks or stones.

■ verb fix or join using ~.


~less adjective


ME: from OFr. mortier , from L. ~ium , prob. a transferred sense of the word denoting a container (see ~ 1 ).

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