miter joint


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.

Nearby words

  1. mite,
  2. mite typhus,
  3. miter,
  4. miter box,
  5. miter gear,
  6. miter post,
  7. miter saw,
  8. miter square,
  9. mitered,
  10. mitered jib

Origin of miter joint

First recorded in 1680–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019