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Verb: mitre  mI-tu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: miter)
  1. Bevel the edges of, to make a mitre joint
    - miter [US]
     
  2. Confer a mitre on (a bishop)
    - miter [US]
     
  3. Fit together in a mitre joint
    - miter [US]
Noun: mitre  mI-tu(r)
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: miter)
  1. Joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
    - miter joint [US], mitre joint [Brit, Cdn], miter [US]
     
  2. The surface of a bevelled end of a piece where a mitre joint is made
    "he covered the mitre with glue before making the joint";
    - miter [US]
     
  3. A liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions
    - miter [US]

Derived forms: mitring, mitres, mitred

Type of: bestow, bevel, bring together, chamfer, confer, headdress, headgear, join, joint, surface

Encyclopedia: Mitre, New Zealand