miter joint

  1. 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

Words Nearby miter joint Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use miter joint in a sentence

  • A strut joint is a form of miter joint used in making trusses.

    Handwork in Wood | William Noyes