noun, verb (used with object), mi·tred, mi·tring. Chiefly British.
verb (used with object)
Origin of miter
Examples from the Web for mitring
Historical Examples of mitring
After mitring the door stop, nail to door frame at a distance from its edge equal to thickness of door.Carpentry and Woodwork
Edwin W. Foster
Tuck in all at once the foot and lower corners, mitring the corners as you did those of the lower sheet.
It is easier than mitring, but by no means a strong joint, unless skilfully made.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
Mitring, lines meeting at a right angle without overrunning are said to be mitred.Bookbinding, and the Care of Books
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.