miter

[mahy-ter]

noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. mitchell, william,
  2. mitchum,
  3. mitchum, robert,
  4. mite,
  5. mite typhus,
  6. miter box,
  7. miter gear,
  8. miter joint,
  9. miter post,
  10. miter saw

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
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