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Mortise-and-Tenon Joint

Definition of the noun mortise-and-tenon joint

What does mortise-and-tenon joint mean as a name of something?


  1. a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of mortise-and-tenon joint: mortise joint
    • more generic word: joint = junction by which parts or objects are joined together
    • more specific terms:
    • parts:
      • 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

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Google previewWoodworking (2013)

by Nancy MacDonald

The mortise-and-tenon joint is the essential frame joint, but other joints can be effective as Key Terms blind mortise and tenon bridle joint cope-and-stick joint face frames frame butt joint frame joints groove-and-stub tenon joint half-lap joint ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary for Building Construction (1993)

by John E. Traister

mortise: A space hollowed out, as in a piece of wood, to receive a tenon; mortise-and-tenon joint. mortise chisel: A narrow face, heavy-bodied chisel used in cutting mortises. mortising machine: A machine for cutting mortises in wood.

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard, Martin Pritchard (BEng (Hons), PhD.)

bridle joint A mortise-and-tenon joint where the mortise and the tenon are the full width of the pieces of timber that are being joined. Also known as a slot mortise- and-tenon. brine A water-based liquid saturated with salt (N aCl) used for ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Architecture and Technological Change (2016)

by Pedro Guedes

For vertical timbers, subject only to longitudinal compression, some form of mortise-and-tenon joint would suffice, though sometimes these were quite elaborate. Thus the top of one unit might be castellated, engaging with a corresponding ...

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Video shows what mortise-and-tenon joint means. A joint made by inserting a projecting tenon into a mortised slot.. Mortise-and-tenon joint Meaning. How to ...

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