mortise joint

Definitions of mortise joint
  1. noun
    a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other
    synonyms: mortise-and-tenon joint
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    types:
    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
    type of:
    joint
    junction by which parts or objects are joined together
  2. noun
    a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
    synonyms: ankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis
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    type of:
    articulatio plana, gliding joint
    a freely moving joint in which the articulations allow only gliding motions
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