transitive verb-·tred, -·tring
- A covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries. It has been made in many forms, mostly recently a tall cap with two points or peaks.
- The surface forming the bevelled 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.
- A sort of base money or coin.
(third-person singular simple present mitres, present participle mitring, simple past and past participle mitred)
- (commonwealth) Alternative spelling of miter.
From Old French mitre, from Ancient Greek Î¼Î¯Ï„ÏÎ± (mitra, “headband, turban").