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.

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Origin of miter box

First recorded in 1670–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for miter box

  • Make all of these angles equal and if possible cut them in a miter-box.

    Toy Craft|Leon H. Baxter
  • The miter-box, Fig. 180, is a similar device with the addition of a guide for the saw.

    Handwork in Wood|William Noyes