mitre

(redirected from mitres)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to mitres: miters

mitre

(US), miter
Christianity the liturgical headdress of a bishop or abbot, in most western churches consisting of a tall pointed cleft cap with two bands hanging down at the back

miter, mitre

The oblique surface forming the beveled end or edge of a piece where a miter joint is made.

mitre

British variant of miter.
References in periodicals archive ?
Nail the blocks either side of the door using 2inch losthead nails, then start fitting the skirting, scribing the wood at internal corners and making mitre cuts at external corners and use wood glue and nails for a secure fix.
To fit the door facings, cut one mitre for the lintel first, hold against the door to mark the other mitre, then nail in place, leaving a 3mm gap from the bottom of the door facing to the bottom of the lintel.
We thought making mitres would be appropriate because the Bishop of Warwick, the Rt Rev Anthony Priddis, will be presenting prizes to the winners.