Definition of mitre box in English:

mitre box

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(also mitre block or mitre board)

noun

  • A guide to enable a saw to cut mitre joints at the desired angle.
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    • These pieces should first be cut to a 45-degree angle with your miter box and back saw.
    • Miters can be cut quickly and accurately by using a power miter saw, a table saw or a good miter box.
    • This saw is used in conjunction with a miter box to cut a perfectly straight line across a piece of wood.

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