As nouns the difference between portise and mortise
is that portise
is while mortise
is (woodworking) a hole that is made to receive a tenon so as to form a joint.
As a verb mortise is
(woodworking) to make a mortise.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(woodworking) A hole that is made to receive a tenon so as to form a joint
* mortise-and-tenon joint
* mortise gear
* mortise lock
* mortise wheel
(woodworking) To make a mortise.
(typography) To adjust the horizontal space between selected pairs of letters; to kern.