miter miter  /ˈmaɪ tər/


  1. (n) joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
  2. (n) the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made
  3. (n) a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions
  4. (v) bevel the edges of, to make a miter joint
  5. (v) confer a miter on (a bishop)
  6. (v) fit together in a miter joint

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  1. Tied to a stake, wearing the paper miter of heresy, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, was burned to death in the year 1314.
  2. When he opened the bust's hinged miter.
  3. They marched six abreast across the great square like some damask-clad, miter-capped army, the Cardinals in scarlet bringing up the rear.


  • Topeka USD 501 auctioning array of tools, furniture and more

    Talk about school supplies. The Topeka school district is auctioning surplus supplies this month - everything from microwaves and miter saws to pianos and projectors. The auction starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 13th, at the Boisen Building on S.W.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

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