Meaning of 臼

Use your mouse
to draw a Chinese
character here
Pinyin: jiù
English Definition: mortar
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 6; Radical: ; Structure: 臼 + *
Pictographic: A mortar used to grind out powders
Similar Characters:
Step by Step Stroke Sequence: Download Customize Pin it
Stroke order image for Chinese character 臼
Example Words
臼齿 jiù chǐ molar tooth
窠臼 jiù stereotypical pattern; rut
脱臼 tuō jiù dislocation (of a joint)
不落窠臼 luò jiù not follow the beaten track; have an original style
前臼齿 qián jiù chǐ premolar tooth (immediately behind canine teeth in some mammals)
More: 臼* | *臼 | *臼*
Example Sentences
At one end of the factory the supervisor stood over a white porcelain mortar.
Police found a body in Gunma Prefecture Saturday morning a week after Japanese cartoonist Yoshito Usui was reported missing.
The devices, whose ball-and-socket joints are made from metals like cobalt and chromium, became widely used in the belief that they would be more durable than previous types of implants.
He said that the surgeon who had implanted Mr. Smith' s artificial hip had installed the cup component slightly askew.
The people went around gathering it, and then ground it in a handmill or crushed it in a mortar. They cooked it in a pot or made it into cakes.