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English definition of “mitre”

mitre

noun [C] (HAT) (US also miter)     /ˈmaɪ.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
a tall, pointed hat worn by bishops in official ceremoniesThings worn to cover the head, face or neckCeremonial clothes and objects
(Definition of mitre noun (HAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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