miter

[mahy-ter]

noun

verb (used with object)


Also especially British, mi·tre.

Origin of miter

1350–1400; Middle English mitre (noun) < Latin mitra < Greek mítra turban, headdress
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British Dictionary definitions for miter

miter

noun, verb

the usual US spelling of mitre
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Word Origin and History for miter
n.2

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.

n.1

alternative spelling of mitre (see -re).

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