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noun 
  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.
verb 
  1. To use mortar or plaster to join two things together.
  2. To fire a mortar (weapon)
Etymology: From mortier, from mortarium.


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