mortarboard: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (môr'tur-bôrd", -bōrd"), [key]
- a board, usually square, used by masons to hold mortar.
- Also calleda cap with a close-fitting crown surmounted by a stiff, flat, square piece from which a tassel hangs, worn as part of academic costume.
- mortarboard (Thesaurus)