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miter

noun mi·ter \ˈmī-tər\

Simple Definition of miter

  • : a high pointed hat worn by a bishop or abbot in church ceremonies

Full Definition of miter

  1. 1 :  a liturgical headdress worn by bishops and abbots

  2. 2 [perhaps from miter headdress] a :  a surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a joint is made by cutting two pieces at an angle and fitting them together b :  miter joint

Variants of miter

or mi·tre play \ˈmī-tər\

Origin of miter

Middle English mitre, from Anglo-French, from Latin mitra headband, turban, from Greek


First Known Use: 14th century


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miter

verb mi·ter

Simple Definition of miter

  • : to match or fit (boards) together in a miter joint

Full Definition of miter

mi·tered or mi·tredmi·ter·ing or mi·tring play \ˈmī-tə-riŋ\

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to confer a miter on

  3. 2 a :  to match or fit together in a miter joint b :  to bevel the ends of for making a miter joint

mi·ter·er play \ˈmī-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of miter

  1. The corners of the frame were carefully mitered.



14th Century

First Known Use of miter

14th century

Variants of miter

or mitre

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