Origin of mitered
- the official headdress of a bishop in the Western Church, in its modern form a tall cap with a top deeply cleft crosswise, the outline of the front and back resembling that of a pointed arch.
- the office or rank of a bishop; bishopric.
- Judaism. the official headdress of the ancient high priest, bearing on the front a gold plate engraved with the words Holiness to the Lord. Ex. 28:36–38.
- a fillet worn by women of ancient Greece.
- Carpentry. an oblique surface formed on a piece of wood or the like so as to butt against an oblique surface on another piece to be joined with it.
- Nautical. the inclined seam connecting the two cloths of an angulated sail.
- to bestow a miter upon, or raise to a rank entitled to it.
- to join with a miter joint.
- to cut to a miter.
- to join (two edges of fabric) at a corner by various methods of folding, cutting, and stitching.
Origin of miter
Examples from the Web for mitered
Historical Examples of mitered
A stretcher joint is a slip joint in which one or both sides is mitered.
Mitered joints are the only kind suitable for molded frames.
This moulding should have mitered corners as shown in the bottom view.
The corners are mitered and the backs rabbeted to receive the panels.
The rails are not to be squared on the ends but are to be mitered each in turn.
- the usual US spelling of mitre
in the carpentry sense of "joint at a 45 degree angle," 1670s, perhaps from mitre, via notion of joining of the two peaks of the folded cap. As a verb from 1731.