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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A joint made by beveling each of two surfaces to be joined, usually at a 45° angle, to form a corner, usually a 90° angle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A joint between two members at an angle to each other; each member is cut at an angle equal to half the angle of the junction and usually joint at right angles to each other.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. a joint formed by pieces matched and united upon a line bisecting the angle of junction, as by the beveled ends of two pieces of molding or brass rule, etc. The term is used especially when the pieces form a right angle, such as the edges of a window frame, and the edge of each piece at the point of junction is cut at a 45° angle to its long direction. See Miter, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner

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