mortar
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈmɔːtə(ɹ)/
Noun

mortar

  1. (uncountable) A mixture of lime or cement, sand and water used for bonding building blocks.
  2. (countable) A muzzle-loading, indirect fire weapon with a tube length of 10 to 20 calibers and designed to lob shells at very steep trajectories.
  3. (countable) A hollow vessel used to pound, crush, rub, grind or mix ingredients with a pestle.
Translations Translations Translations Verb

mortar (mortars, present participle mortaring; past and past participle mortared)

  1. (transitive) To use mortar or plaster to join two things together.
  2. (transitive) To pound in a mortar.
  3. To fire a mortar (weapon).
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