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Definition: Mortar bed
, n. [OE. morter, AS. mort[=e]re, L. mortarium:
cf. F. mortier mortar. Cf. sense 2 (below), also 2d Mortar
1. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in
which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
2. [F. mortier, fr. L. mortarium mortar (for trituarating).]
(Mil.) A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs,
carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as
45[deg], and even higher; -- so named from its resemblance
in shape to the utensil above described.
(Mil.), a framework of wood and iron, suitably
hollowed out to receive the breech and trunnions of a
or Mortar vessel
(Naut.), a boat strongly
built and adapted to carrying a mortar or mortars for
bombarding; a bomb ketch.
, a mortar. [Obs.] --Shak.
, n. [OE. mortier, F. mortier, L. mortarium
mortar, a large basin or trough in which mortar is made, a
mortar (in sense 1, above). See 1st Mortar
A building material made by mixing lime, cement, or plaster
of Paris, with sand, water, and sometimes other materials; --
used in masonry for joining stones, bricks, etc., also for
plastering, and in other ways.
, a shallow box or receptacle in which mortar is