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miter box

noun, Carpentry.
any of various fixed or adjustable guides for a saw in making miters or cross cuts, especially a troughlike box open at the ends and guiding the saw by slots in the opposite sides.
Origin of miter box
First recorded in 1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I made a miter box, as shown, and found it to be just the thing for this purpose.

  • The miter box should be fastened firmly to a low table or box.

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  • Sawing off is not difficult if soft lumber is used, and it becomes very simple by the help of the miter box.

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  • This method does away with the use of the rabbeting plane and miter box, both of which are difficult to use with accuracy.

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