miter box
noun Date: 1678 a device for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle in making a miter joint in wood

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  • Miter box — 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

  • miter box — n. a device used to guide the saw in cutting wood at an angle for a miter joint …   English World dictionary

  • miter box — noun hand tool for guiding handsaws in making crosscuts or miter joints • Syn: ↑mitre box • Hypernyms: ↑hand tool …   Useful english dictionary

  • miter box — mi′ter box n. bui any of various fixed or adjustable guides for a saw in making miters or cross cuts, esp. a troughlike box with slots in each side to guide the saw in making angular cuts • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • miter box — Carpentry. any of various fixed or adjustable guides for a saw in making miters or cross cuts, esp. a troughlike box open at the ends and guiding the saw by slots in the opposite sides. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • miter box saw — noun see miter saw …   Useful english 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

  • 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

  • Miter gauge — 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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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