Keywords: mortar and pestle

Sign Definition

Definition in Auslan

General Definition

1. The Auslan sign BOWL and the act of gripping an object and using circular action to signify crushing something inside the bowl.

As a Noun

1. A device made up of two parts. A bowl, and a heavy, blunt object. Used for grinding ingredients into a very fine paste or powder. English = mortar and pestle.


1. There appears to be no commonly used Auslan sign for MORTAR AND PESTLE (but some signers represent this visually using these depicting signs, once they have established the topic). If you know a sign for MORTAR AND PESTLE used by you or other Auslan users (deaf people or interpreters) please go to "Report missing sign" and supply details. Thank you.