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Oxford dictionary definition of the word mortar:
1a short smooth-bore gun for firing shells (technically called bombs) at high angles:
mortars and machine guns
nine civilians died in a horrific mortar attack
a device used for firing a lifeline or firework.
2a cup-shaped receptacle in which ingredients are crushed or ground, used in cooking or pharmacy:
a pestle and mortar
attack or bombard with a mortar:
the Commando positions were being heavily mortared
(as noun mortaring)
at first light the mortaring and sniping started
late Old English (in 1sense 2 of the noun) in Oxford Dictionaries (British & World English)”1sense 2 of the noun), from Old French mortier, from Latin mortarium (to which the English spelling was later assimilated)