miter box


Definition of miter box

: a device for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle in making a miter joint in wood

Examples of miter box in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Amber used a clamping miter box ($15, The Home Depot) to hold the dowel and ensure even cuts. Amber Kemp-gerstel, Better Homes & Gardens, 9 Dec. 2021 Cut four 3/4-inch square wood dowels to the tile height using a miter box and saw. Beth Eslinger, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of miter box

1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Miter box.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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