Meaning of “mortar” in the English Dictionary

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us /ˈmɔrt·tər/

mortar noun (MIXTURE)

[ U ] a mixture of sand, water, and cement or lime that is used to join bricks or stones to each other when building walls

mortar noun (GUN)

[ C ] a gun with a short, wide barrel (= part shaped like a tube) that can fire bombs high in the air

(Definition of “mortar” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)