Mitellaprop. n. A genus of low slender herbs of North America and Northeast Asia having flowers with trifid or pinnatifid petals.
Syn. -- genus Mitella.
Mi"tre} (?), n. [F. mitre, fr. L. mitra headband, turban, Gr. .] 1. A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by bishops and other church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, the present form being a lofty cap with two points or peaks. Fairholt.
2. The surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made; also, a joint formed or a junction effected by two beveled ends or edges; a miter joint.
(Numis.) A sort of base money or coin.
(Carp. & Print.), an apparatus for guiding a handsaw at the proper angle in making a miter joint; esp., a wooden or metal trough with vertical kerfs in its upright sides, for guides. --
(Carp.), a kind of dovetail for a miter joint in which there is only one joint line visible, and that at the angle. --
(Carp.), a gauge for determining the angle of a miter. --
Miter joint, 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. --
(Zol.), any one of numerous species of marine univalve shells of the genus Mitra. --
(Carp.), a bevel with an immovable arm at an angle of 45, for striking lines on stuff to be mitered; also, a square with an arm adjustable to any angle. --
Miter wheels, a pair of bevel gears, of equal diameter, adapted for working together, usually with their axes at right angles.
Mi"tre}, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mitered (?) or Mitred; p. pr. & vb. n. Mitering (?) or Mitring.] 1. To place a miter upon; to adorn with a miter. [wns=2] "Mitered locks." Milton.
2. To match together, as two pieces of molding or brass rule on a line bisecting the angle of junction; to fit together in a miter joint. [wns=3]
3. To bevel the ends or edges of, for the purpose of matching together at an angle. [wns=1]
Mi"tre}, v. i. To meet and match together, as two pieces of molding, on a line bisecting the angle of junction.
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