miter square
noun Date: 1678 a bevel with an immovable arm at an angle of 45 degrees for striking marking lines; also a square with an arm adjustable to any angle

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  • Miter square — 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 square — n. a tool used to mark out angles for miter joints, with two blades set at a 45° angle or adjustable to any angle …   English World dictionary

  • miter square — noun 1. : a bevel with an immovable arm at an angle of 45 degrees for striking miter lines 2. a. : a square with an arm adjustable to any angle b. : a rigid square with a 45 degree bevel on the end of the stock * * * an instrument for laying out… …   Useful english dictionary

  • miter square — mi′ter square n. bui an instrument for laying out miter joints, consisting of two straightedges joined at a 45° angle • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • miter square — an instrument for laying out miter joints, consisting of two straightedges joined at a 45° angle. [1670 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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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