Definitions for "Mortise-and-tenon Joint"
A union of planks or timbers by which a projecting piece (tenon) was fitted into one or more cavities (mortises) of corresponding size.
a joint made by inserting tenon on one piece into mortise holes in the other
A method of joining two elements. A projecting pin (tenon) on one element fits snugly into a hole designed for it (mortise) on the other. Such joints are very strong and flexible.