[ mahy-terd ]

  1. shaped like a bishop's miter or having a miter-shaped apex.

  2. wearing, or entitled or privileged to wear, a miter.

Origin of mitered

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at miter, -ed3

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

How to use mitered in a sentence

  • The four sides are mitered together at their edges and reinforced by covering the joint with copper.

    Mission Furniture | H. H. Windsor
  • The door frame is mitered at the corners and rabbeted on the inner edge to take the panel.

    Mission Furniture | H. H. Windsor
  • Then these were molded and mitered at the corners, and later a cap of heavier moldings was put across the top.

    Remodeled Farmhouses | Mary H. Northend
  • The picture-frame-vise, Fig. 172, is a very convenient tool for making mitered joints, as in picture-frames.

    Handwork in Wood | William Noyes
  • The edges of the boards are also mitered right thru for a short distance so that when finished the dovetails are invisible.

    Handwork in Wood | William Noyes