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American English: /ˈmaɪdər/
British English: /ˈmʌɪtə/

noun, transitive verb

  • (British English) miter
    Example sentences
    • In it, a bishop who had committed disgraceful acts was stripped of the symbols of his office - mitre, crosier and ring.
    • He is wearing a grey fantasy costume with a red collar and a red-black stripe in the front that resembles a mitre.
    • The mitre had a band, or plate of inscribed gold.
    Example sentences
    • When mitering the box trim, always start by first cutting and mounting an end trim piece, then the long front trim and finally the other end.
    • Pin pieces of 2-inch-wide ribbon onto each of the four edges of the curtain panel; miter the corners.
    • The corners were mitered as the top of the trim was placed and pinned around the panel.

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