miter

Primary Meanings of miter

1.
nv
joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
bevel the edges of, to make a miter joint
2.
nv
a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions
confer a miter on (a bishop)
Full Definitions of miter
1

n joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner

Synonyms:
miter joint, mitre, mitre joint
Type of:
joint
junction by which parts or objects are joined together

n the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made

“he covered the miter with glue before making the joint”
Synonyms:
mitre
Type of:
surface
the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

v bevel the edges of, to make a miter joint

Type of:
bevel, chamfer
cut a bevel on; shape to a bevel

v fit together in a miter joint

Type of:
bring together, join
cause to become joined or linked
2

n a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions

Synonyms:
mitre
Type of:
headdress, headgear
clothing for the head

v confer a miter on (a bishop)

Type of:
bestow, confer
present

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