Mortar

Mor"tar

(?), n. [F. mortier. See Mortar a vessel.] A chamber lamp or light. [Obs.] Chaucer.
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mortarboard

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mortar board

n. 1. A small square board with a handle beneath, for holding mortar; a hawk; used by masons to hold or carry mortar.
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2. An academic cap topped by broad, projecting, stiff and flat square top, with a tassel attached to the top and hanging down. It was once worn by students in some colleges, but is now worn usually only at graduation ceremonies.
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