Definition of mitre noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    (especially US English miter) noun
    BrE BrE//ˈmaɪtə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmaɪtər//
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  1. 1 a tall pointed hat worn by bishops at special ceremonies as a symbol of their position and authority
  2. 2(also mitre joint) a corner joint, formed by two pieces of wood each cut at an angle, as in a picture frame
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French, via Latin from Greek mitra ‘belt or turban’.

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