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MORTISE JOINT

 Dictionary entry overview: What does mortise joint mean? 

MORTISE JOINT (noun)
  The noun MORTISE JOINT has 2 senses:

1. a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
2. a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other

  Familiarity information: MORTISE JOINT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MORTISE JOINT (noun)


Sense 1mortise joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

ankle; ankle joint; articulatio talocruralis; mortise joint

Hypernyms ("mortise joint" is a kind of...):

articulatio plana; gliding joint (a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions)

Meronyms (parts of "mortise joint"):

anklebone; astragal; astragalus; talus (the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint)

Holonyms ("mortise joint" is a part of...):

leg (a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle)


Sense 2mortise joint [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

mortise-and-tenon joint; mortise joint

Hypernyms ("mortise joint" is a kind of...):

joint (junction by which parts or objects are joined together)

Meronyms (parts of "mortise joint"):

mortice; mortise (a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint)

tenon (a projection at the end of a piece of wood that is shaped to fit into a mortise and form a mortise joint)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mortise joint"):

dovetail; dovetail joint (a mortise joint formed by interlocking tenons and mortises)

tongue and groove joint (a mortise joint made by fitting a projection on the edge of one board into a matching groove on another board)


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