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A strut joint is a form of miter joint used in making trusses.

This is called the "miter" and may be 45 degrees or any other angle.

I will give him back to you with the cross and miter, monseigneur.

Their insignia of office, the miter and crosier, are familiar to every one.

I also learned that what I called the bishop's hat was a miter.

He wears a miter and a flowing cope of scarlet, richly apparelled.

I made a miter box, as shown, and found it to be just the thing for this purpose.

A miter lap joint which is not so strong is shown in Fig. 2.

Then propose it yourself, and though it were more useful than a miter, it would be rejected.

The miter box should be fastened firmly to a low table or box.

WORD ORIGIN

in the carpentry sense of "joint at a 45 degree angle," 1670s, perhaps from mitre, via notion of joining of the two peaks of the folded cap. As a verb from 1731.

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