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miter

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noun mi·ter \ˈmī-tər\
variants: or

mitre

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 togetherb :  miter joint

Origin and Etymology 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
variants: or

mitre

Definition of miter

mitered

or

mitred

;

mitering

or

mitring

play \ˈmī-tə-riŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to confer a miter on

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

miterer

play \ˈmī-tər-ər\ noun

Examples of miter in a Sentence

  1. The corners of the frame were carefully mitered.

14th Century

First Known Use of miter

14th century

Other Building Terms


MITER Defined for English Language Learners

miter

play
noun

Definition of miter for English Language Learners

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

miter

verb

Definition of miter for English Language Learners

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



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