Miter Mi"ter, Mitre Mi"tre, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mitered}or {Mitred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mitering}or {Mitring}.] 1. To place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter. [WordNet sense 2] ``Mitered locks.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To match together, as two pieces of molding or brass rule on a line bisecting the angle of junction; to fit together in a miter joint. [WordNet sense 3] [1913 Webster]

3. To bevel the ends or edges of, for the purpose of matching together at an angle. [WordNet sense 1] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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