miter square

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noun

an instrument for laying out miter joints, consisting of two straightedges joined at a 45° angle.

Origin of miter square

First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for miter square

  • The miter-square, Fig. 201, is a try-square fixed at an angle of 45°.

    Handwork in Wood|William Noyes