noun, verb (used with object), mi·tred, mi·tring. Chiefly British.
verb (used with object)
Origin of miter
Examples from the Web for mitred
Historical Examples of mitred
Like unto thee, assuredly, there is no other mitred father in the calendar.Pearls of Thought
Maturin M. Ballou
When all four corners have been mitred, the filling in papers can be pasted in.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books
Fig. 206 is an example of dowelling framing when the moulding on the edge has to be mitred.
Fig. 287 also shows the method of cutting away the mitred part.
Where there is a mitred or flush joint, the shrinkage is certain to show.Convenient Houses
Louis Henry Gibson
Word Origin for mitre
bishop's tall hat, late 14c., from Old French mitre, from Latin mitra "headband, turban," from Greek mitra "headband, turban," earlier a belt or cloth worn under armor about the waist, from PIE root *mei- "to tie" (cf. Sanskrit Mitrah, Old Persian Mithra-, god names; Russian mir "world, peace," Greek mitos "a warp thread"). In Latin, "a kind of headdress common among Asiatics, the wearing of which by men was regarded in Rome as a mark of effeminacy" [OED]. But the word was used in Vulgate to translate Hebrew micnepheth "headdress of a priest."
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.