verb (used with object)
Origin of miter
Related Words for mitersmall, mini, headdress, headband, juncture, crossing, intersection, confluence, terminal, administrator, pontiff, pope, cleric, patriarch, director, priest, prelate, helmet, hat, turban
Examples from the Web for miter
Historical Examples of miter
A strut joint is a form of miter joint used in making trusses.
This is called the "miter" and may be 45 degrees or any other angle.
I will give him back to you with the cross and miter, monseigneur.The Conspirators
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Their insignia of office, the miter and crosier, are familiar to every one.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe
James Harvey Robinson
I also learned that what I called the bishop's hat was a miter.A Childhood in Brittany Eighty Years Ago
Anne Douglas Sedgwick
in the carpentry sense of "joint at a 45 degree angle," 1670s, perhaps from mitre, via notion of joining of the two peaks of the folded cap. As a verb from 1731.