Webster 1913 Edition
A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
mortier, fr. L.
mortariummortar (for trituarating).]
A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45°, and even higher; – so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.
a framework of wood and iron, suitably hollowed out to receive the breech and trunnions of a mortar.–
a boat strongly built and adapted to carrying a mortar or mortars for bombarding; a bomb ketch.–
mortariummortar, a large basin or trough in which mortar is made, a mortar (in sense 1, above). See 1st
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 mixed.
To plaster or make fast with mortar.
A chamber lamp or light.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A vessel of wood or metal in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or bruised with a pestle.
2.A short piece of ordnance, thick and wide, used for throwing bombs, carcasses,shells, &c.; so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.
Mort d'ancestor. In law, a writ of assize, by which a demandant recovers possession of an estate from which he has been ousted, on the death of his ancestor.