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mortise joint

 
Noun mortise joint has 2 senses
  1. ankle, ankle joint, mortise joint, articulatio talocruralis - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
    --1 is a kind of gliding joint, articulatio plana
    --1 is a part of leg
    --1 has parts: anklebone, astragal, astragalus, talus
  2. mortise joint, mortise-and-tenon joint - a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other
    --2 is a kind of joint
    --2 has parts: mortise, mortice; tenon
    --2 has particulars: dovetail, dovetail joint; tongue and groove joint
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