miter square


: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1676, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miter square was in 1676

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Cite this Entry

“Miter square.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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