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Last edited 07 Mar 2021
Mortise vs mortice
In carpentry, stonemasonry and ironworking, the word mortise (or mortice) is associated with the term tenon to form a mortise and tenon joint. Generally, mortise is the spelling most commonly used in the UK for carpentry.
|The lintels at Stonehenge are secured by stone mortise and tenon joints.|
In security, a mortice (or mortise) lock is a type of lock that is installed in doors, furniture or other objects that require a strong form of protection. Generally, mortice is the spelling most commonly used in the UK for security.
|A common lever-type mortice lock in the UK.|
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