Definitions

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

  • n. Chiefly British Variant of miter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries.
  • n. Alternative spelling of miter.
  • v. Alternative spelling of miter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See miter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See miter.

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

  • n. the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made
  • n. joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
  • n. a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions

Etymologies

Ancient Greek μίτρα ("headband, turban"). (Wiktionary)

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