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mitre

[ mahy-ter ]
/ ˈmaɪ tər /
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noun, verb (used with object), mi·tred, mi·tring.
Chiefly British. a variant of miter.
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Other definitions for mitre (2 of 2)

Mitre
[ mee-trey; Spanish mee-tre ]
/ ˈmi treɪ; Spanish ˈmi trɛ /

noun
Bar·to·lo·mé [bahr-taw-law-me], /ˌbɑr tɔ lɔˈmɛ/, 1821–1906, Argentine soldier, statesman, and author: president of Argentina 1862–68.
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How to use mitre in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for mitre

mitre

US miter

/ (ˈmaɪtə) /

noun
Christianity the liturgical headdress of a bishop or abbot, in most western churches consisting of a tall pointed cleft cap with two bands hanging down at the back
short for mitre joint
a bevelled surface of a mitre joint
(in sewing) a diagonal join where the hems along two sides meet at a corner of the fabric
verb (tr)

Word Origin for mitre

C14: from Old French, from Latin mitra, from Greek mitra turban
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