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Mortar and pestle.

English

Etymology

From Old French mortier, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] mortarium.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
mortar

Plural
s

mortar (s)
  1. (uncountable) A mixture of lime or cement, sand and water used for bonding bricks and stones.
  2. (countable) Military A muzzle-loading, indirect fire weapon with either a rifled or smooth bore. It usually has a shorter range than a howitzer, employs a higher angle of fire, and has a tube with a length of 10 to 20 calibers. See also gun; howitzer. JP-1-02.
  3. (countable) A hollow vessel used to pound, crush, rub, grind or mix ingredients with a pestle.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to mortar

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to mortar (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To use mortar or plaster to join two things together.
  2. To fire a mortar (weapon)

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Ido

Verb

mortar

  1. To die.

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