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An example use of mortar in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… traffic at brick-and-mortar stores has …”
Mortar is a type of building material that is typically used to bind and/or encase materials such as brick, stone, concrete, or plaster into a solid mass.
the word mortar occurs in english on average 3.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.