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mortise

[′mȯrd·əs]
(engineering)
A groove or slot in a timber for holding a tenon.

Mortise

A rectangular slot cut into one piece of timber, into which a tenon or tongue from another piece is fitted to form a joint.

mortise

A hole, cavity, notch, slot, or recess cut into a timber or piece of other material; usually receives a tenon, but also has other purposes, as to receive a lock.
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With each position change of a rail, the mortised member was rotated as needed to provide a new bearing surface for the underside of the tenon inserted into it.
The lock is mortised into the frame header or at the standard lock height of the door jamb.
Custom length tenoned aprons can also be paired with mortised legs for special projects.
Results indicated that high levels of withdrawal capacity can be obtained with pipe cross pins, provided the mortised member is reinforced to prevent cleavage.
2] caobilla, whereas the mortised members were constructed of gmelina.
The rafters are notched and mortised so that they slip over the tenons of the wall studs and seat on the top surface of the side rafter plates.