Miter joint
Miter Mi"ter, Mitre Mi"tre, n. [F. mitre, fr. L. mitra headband, turban, Gr. ?.] 1. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by bishops and other church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with two points or peaks. --Fairholt. [1913 Webster]

2. The surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made; also, a joint formed or a junction effected by two beveled ends or edges; a miter joint. [1913 Webster]

3. (Numis.) A sort of base money or coin. [1913 Webster]

{Miter box} (Carp. & Print.), an apparatus for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle in making a miter joint; esp., a wooden or metal trough with vertical kerfs in its upright sides, for guides.

{Miter dovetail} (Carp.), a kind of dovetail for a miter joint in which there is only one joint line visible, and that at the angle.

{Miter gauge} (Carp.), a gauge for determining the angle of a miter.

{Miter joint}, a joint formed by pieces matched and united upon a line bisecting the angle of junction, as by the beveled ends of two pieces of molding or brass rule, etc. The term is used especially when the pieces form a right angle, such as the edges of a window frame, and the edge of each piece at the point of junction is cut at a 45[deg] angle to its long direction. See {Miter}, 2.

{Miter shell} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of marine univalve shells of the genus {Mitra}.

{Miter square} (Carp.), a bevel with an immovable arm at an angle of 45[deg], for striking lines on stuff to be mitered; also, a square with an arm adjustable to any angle.

{Miter wheels}, a pair of bevel gears, of equal diameter, adapted for working together, usually with their axes at right angles. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • miter joint — noun joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45 degree angle to form a 90 degree corner • Syn: ↑mitre joint, ↑miter, ↑mitre • Derivationally related forms: ↑miter (for: ↑miter) …   Useful english dictionary

  • miter joint — a joint, esp. a butt joint, between two pieces of wood or the like, meeting at an angle in which each of the butting surfaces is cut to an angle equal to half the angle of junction. [1680 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • miter joint — noun A joint between two members at an angle to each other; each member is cut at an angle equal to half the angle of the junction and usually joint at right angles to each other …   Wiktionary

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  • miter joint — noun Date: 1688 a usually perpendicular joint made by fastening together parts with the ends cut at an angle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Miter — Mi ter, Mitre Mi tre, n. [F. mitre, fr. L. mitra headband, turban, Gr. ?.] 1. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by bishops and other church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with two… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Miter dovetail — Miter Mi ter, Mitre Mi tre, n. [F. mitre, fr. L. mitra headband, turban, Gr. ?.] 1. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by bishops and other church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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