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miter joint

a joint, especially a butt joint, between two pieces of wood or the like, meeting at an angle in which each of the butting surfaces is cut to an angle equal to half the angle of junction.
Origin of miter joint
First recorded in 1680-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A strut joint is a form of miter joint used in making trusses.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

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