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Definition of mortar:

  1. 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.
  2. A chamber lamp or light.
  3. A short piece of ordnance, used for throwing bombs, carcasses, shells, etc., at high angles of elevation, as 45Á, and even higher; - so named from its resemblance in shape to the utensil above described.
  4. A strong vessel, commonly in form of an inverted bell, in which substances are pounded or rubbed with a pestle.
  5. To plaster or make fast with mortar.


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