Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: mortar
IPA transcription: [m'ɔɹtɚ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: mortar, howitzer, trench_mortar
    Meaning: a muzzle-loading high-angle gun with a short barrel that fires shells at high elevations for a short range
  • Synonyms: mortar
    Meaning: used as a bond in masonry or for covering a wall
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: mortar
    Meaning: plaster with mortar; "mortar the wall"
Usage examples
  • Out of the trunk he made a mortar.
  • Take some lobster or crab-meat and pound in a mortar.
  • Suddenly a shower of mortar came rattling down the chimney.
  • Rubbish, such as old mud huts, and mortar, generally abounds with it.
  • Ikey's left forefinger was doubled over the edge of the mortar, holding it steady.
  • Now please give me the ashes of the mortar, as I wish to keep them in remembrance of my dog."
  • The concrete of our buildings is obtained by the simultaneous manipulation of gravel and mortar.
  • His chair, supported by a carved gun-carriage, was modeled upon the ponderous proportions of a 32-inch mortar.
  • Involuntarily I compared the whole crater to an enormous erected mortar, and the comparison put me in a terrible fright.
  • "What madness," I thought, "to go down into a mortar, perhaps a loaded mortar, to be shot up into the air at a moment's notice!"