miter joint


Definition of miter joint

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

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miter joint: 1 plain, 2 milled, 3 rabbeted

First Known Use of miter joint

1688, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of miter joint was in 1688

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“Miter joint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of miter joint

: a joint or corner made by cutting the edges of two boards at an angle and fitting them together

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