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English definition of “mitre”


noun [C] (WOOD JOINT) (US also miter)     /ˈmaɪ.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ (also mitre joint)
a joint made by two pieces of wood that have both been cut at an angle of 45° at the joining endsCarpentry and joinery
(Definition of mitre noun (WOOD JOINT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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