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1a tall headdress worn by bishops and senior abbots as a symbol of office, tapering to a point at front and back with a deep cleft between. historical a headdress worn by a Jewish high priest. historical a headband worn by women in ancient Greece. 2 (also miter joint) a joint made between two pieces of wood or other material at an angle of 90°, such that the line of junction bisects this angle. a diagonal seam of two pieces of fabric that meet at a corner joining. 3 (also miter shell) a mollusk of warm seas that has a sharply pointed shell with a narrow aperture, supposedly resembling a bishop’s miter.
- Family Mitridae, class Gastropoda: Mitra and other genera
verb [with object]
join by means of a miter.