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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mi·ter /ˈmaɪtɚ/
 禮冠;主教的職位;斜接

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mi·ter, Mi·tre  n.
 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.
 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.
 3. Numis. A sort of base money or coin.
 Miter box 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.
 Miter dovetail Carp., a kind of dovetail for a miter joint in which there is only one joint line visible, and that at the angle.
 Miter gauge 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.
 Miter shell Zool., any one of numerous species of marine univalve shells of the genus Mitra.
 Miter square 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mi·ter, 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.”
 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]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mi·ter, Mi·tre , v. i. To meet and match together, as two pieces of molding, on a line bisecting the angle of junction.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 miter
      n 1: joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled
           at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner [syn: miter
           joint, mitre joint, mitre]
      2: the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint
         is made; "he covered the miter with glue before making the
         joint" [syn: mitre]
      3: a liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions
         [syn: mitre]
      v 1: bevel the edges of, to make a miter joint
      2: confer a miter on (a bishop)
      3: fit together in a miter joint