There are 2 main translations of mortar in Spanish

: mortar1mortar2

mortar1

mortero, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmɔrdər//ˈmɔːtə/

noun

  • 1

    (bowl)
    mortero masculine
    almirez masculine
    molcajete masculine Mexico
    • If you don't have a food processor, you may have to grind the paste by hand in a mortar and pestle (muhaha).
    • Individual garnets were cut from selected samples, crushed in a mortar and pestle and sieved.
    • With a mortar and pestle, crush the thyme, garlic, and peppercorns and place. in a large saucepan.
    • ‘The trick is getting a proper amalgamation out of the garlic and ginger,’ says a marine, using a plastic mug and a stick as a mortar and pestle.
    • Grind all the ingredients together in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle.
    • A mortar and pestle is best, or use a spice mill or food processor.
    • For the black sesame filling: Using a mortar and pestle, pound the sesame seeds, sugar and cocoa butter into a paste.
    • At each sampling date, approximately 1 g FW of a pooled sample of crown tissues from ten plants was ground to a fine powder with a pestle in a mortar containing liquid nitrogen.
    • In the mortar, crush 20 black peppercorns and some Maldon salt.
    • Fittings include feeding cups, mortars and pestles, pill-making machines, bench balances, and glass measures.
    • Some spices come as seeds, so that's when you get to break out your mortar and pestle and grind those seeds up to really bring the flavour out.
    • Freeze-dried leaves were ground into powder using a mortar and pestle and homogenized in homogenizing buffer.
    • Wood carving, traditionally limited to the making of implements and utensils - bowls, mortars, pestles, and canoes - is now geared towards the tourist market.
    • In my wanderings around the hills I had found a mortar and pestle, a moccasin last and a canoe anchor, each fashioned from basalt.
    • In a mortar, crush the cloves, cardamom pods and cinnamon.
    • Remove and place in a mortar and pestle or food processor and crush.
    • Woodcarvers, all of whom are men, carve masks and figurines as well as mortars, pestles, and bowls.
    • Clean ocean sand was added to the mortars to facilitate crushing.
    • They can be ground easily in a mortar and pestle or in an electric spice or coffee grinder.
    • Put the lemon thyme leaves in a pestle and mortar and crush with the salt and a good grinding of black pepper.
  • 2

    (weapon)
    mortero masculine
    • No explosives were found in the mortar shell and the bomb disposal unit said no-one in the local area was at risk.
    • The military said the attack was retaliation for a mortar shell fired toward an army post.
    • A spokesman for the Polish-led forces reportedly said the insurgents used a car bomb, mortars and machine guns.
    • Four Bulgarian and two Thai soldiers were killed and 37 coalition troops were injured after Iraq's increasingly well-organised resistance attacked, using mortars, machine guns and a car bomb.
    • Israeli forces fired on the camp in response to a mortar bomb attack on a settlement.
    • Some 4.5 million pieces, varying from anti - air-craft missiles to mortars and assault rifles, were available to civilians as old army depots were turned into free shopping zones.
    • It was very much an artillery war and in the British army shells, mortars, and grenades accounted for 61 per cent of all wounds, with bayonet wounds accounting for only 0.3 per cent.
    • The missile is deployed in a transport-launching canister from which it is launched through the mortar start technique.
    • Last year a team of 20 divers scoured the seabed for shells, bombs and mortars up to ten metres deep; items were either brought up for disposal or blown up in situ if they looked unstable.
    • Insurgents used grenades, machine guns and mortar shells in continuous volleys.
    • A car bomb and a mortar rip through a commercial area in central Baghdad.
    • As he bravely continued to move around the perimeter, a mortar shell exploded, wounding him in the face and body.
    • On Christmas Day, at least five Iraqis and two US soldiers were killed in car bomb explosions and mortar attacks.
    • The Tamil Tigers, who are seeking a homeland in the north and east of Sri Lanka, used rocket-propelled grenades, machine guns and mortars in the attack, the spokesman said.
    • Meanwhile, sources among Samawah security authorities reported an apparent mortar shell attack near the Dutch military camp in Samawah early Wednesday.
    • Near Baquba, insurgents coordinated a car bombing and a mortar attack on a police station.
    • Howitzers and mortars are more effective because of their ability to engage targets on reverse slopes.
    • The ammunition arrived today - 300 tonnes of shells, mortar bombs, grenades, machine gun rounds and bullets for the rifles.
    • The Dutch forces' camp in suburban Samawah was attacked on April 22, with one of the mortar shells landing inside the compound.
    • The Rev Alan Reeve went to preach in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic, last month and was evacuated two weeks later following an attack of mortar bombs and machine gun fire.

transitive verb

Military

  • 1

    bombardear con morteros
    • I have been shot at, mortared, lost friends, and cared for the wounded.
    • The day before a local warlord had mortared the town, killing 25.
    • The resistance can mortar a division headquarters without fear of discovery.
    • American positions and patrols in Mosul are being regularly ambushed or mortared.
    • No serious injuries were reported in this attack, nor in the next day's mortaring, which provoked a heavy-weapon Army counter-attack inside Najaf.
    • And these are the headquarters troops, who, the story notes, get mortared every night.
    • In a couple of minutes we're in an even poorer-looking neighborhood, bouncing slowly on a street that resembles a heavily mortared battlefield.
    • Hopefully, I'll have some good stories when I return, since the people I'm going to visit have been mortared and ambushed several times, luckily without injury.
    • He's at risk of getting mortared, and he has to move with the military in armored Humvees.
    • A military headquarters in Basra city was mortared on October 8, injuring three soldiers.
    • The regimental camp was mortared twice and the soldiers were routinely required to round up insurgent suspects, occasionally under fire.
    • The place had been mortared before, and our tent was sitting right here we could be seen from outside the wire.
    • Getting shot at, mortared, etc. does not give him the right to look down at his fellow soldiers.
    • In June 2004, the Post Exchange here was mortared, killing two Soldiers and wounding more than a dozen additional troops.
    • ‘Everyone's watching it,’ says a Marine corporal at an outpost in Ramadi that is mortared by insurgents daily.
    • The Green Zone headquarters of the occupation in Baghdad was mortared Monday night, with reports of widespread guerilla activity in parts of the city.
    • Whether you're ambushed, mortared at your base camp or on patrol, that, ladies and gentlemen, is combat.
    • Staff Sergeant Brian Flading, a 19D Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran, remembers an incident when his platoon was mortared one night in Balad.
    • Despite heavy shelling, mortaring and machine gun fire, within about an hour they made it off the beach.
    • On Sunday night, guerrillas mortared the Baghdad airport, killing a former Fijian soldier working for the British company Global Risk Strategies International.

There are 2 main translations of mortar in Spanish

: mortar1mortar2

mortar2

argamasa, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmɔrdər//ˈmɔːtə/

noun

  • 1

    (cement)
    argamasa feminine
    mezcla feminine
    mortero masculine
    • The answer may be found in the preceding Pasuk, which says that the people decided to use bricks instead of stones and lime as mortar.
    • Weep holes are designed to drain out any water that seeps through the brick or mortar.
    • This summer the National Trust asked St Blaise Conservation, directed by Keith Garner, RIBA, to replace the cement with lime mortar.
    • Compared to brick and mortar, the pre-engineered buildings saved about $50,000 per building in labor costs.
    • We were having some building work done and there was cement, sand and mortar lying around.
    • The first step is to prepare the surface by applying a mixture of mortar, sand and molasses.
    • Throwing them aside, I soon uncovered a quantity of building stone and mortar.
    • Scores of Chicago's mortar and brick factory buildings and warehouses squat within a shadow's reach of glistening skyscrapers.
    • The major components of construction, as we all know, are, cement, steel, timber, bricks, mortar, sand, etc.
    • In addition to using the same granite, the original mortar was matched with Portland cement lime mortar.
    • The focus today is on mundane businesses that produce, for the most part, bricks, mortar, and concrete.
    • If you draw your layout to the nominal size, you will actually be allowing for space between the stones, once laid, for sand infill or mortar.
    • The buildings are all made of either sandstone blocks or mortar with heavy sand content.
    • By volume the mix is approximately half glass fiber and half cement mortar.
    • One popular type of edging is to use a low brick or rock wall, cemented together with mortar.
    • Grout is mortar to which water has been added until it is thin enough to pour.
    • Mr Green suggests pointing these cracks with a putty lime mortar, pigmented to match the stones.
    • A recycling operation takes concrete, brick, mortar and plaster from building sites and grinds them down into building soil to be sold.
    • Sometimes, a layer of mortar and brick or flagstone can be placed on top of an old slab, yielding a very attractive and properly sloped surface.
    • Separations between brick and mortar can allow air and water to leak through gaps in the wall.