miter joint
noun Date: 1688 a usually perpendicular joint made by fastening together parts with the ends cut at an angle

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  • 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

  • Miter joint — (pieces ready to be joined) Miter joint of two pipes …   Wikipedia

  • Miter joint — Joint Joint (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces admitting of a close fitting or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • miter joint — mi′ter joint n. bui a 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 • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • 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 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 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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