mortar

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mortar /ˈmoɚtɚ/ noun
plural mortars
mortar
/ˈmoɚtɚ/
noun
plural mortars
Learner's definition of MORTAR
[count] : a heavy, deep bowl in which seeds, spices, etc., are pounded or crushed with a heavy tool (called a pestle)
[count] : a military weapon used to fire shells (sense 5a) high into the air at a low speed often used before another noun
[noncount] : a wet substance that is spread between bricks or stones and that holds them together when it hardens see also brick-and-mortar, bricks and mortar at 1brick

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verb mortars; mortared; mortaring [+ object]
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