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The structure was built using mortise and tenon, with pegs for extra strength-- a technique lost in the following century.
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Origin and Etymology of mortise
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
First Known Use of mortise
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Definition of mortise for English Language Learners
: a hole that is cut in a piece of wood or other material so that another piece (called a tenon) will fit into it to form a connection
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