Found 2 items, similar to miter joint.
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Definition: miter joint
n : joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled
at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner [syn: mitre joint
English → English
Definition: Miter joint
(joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint.
1. The place or part where two things or parts are joined or
united; the union of two or more smooth or even surfaces
admitting of a close-fitting or junction; junction; as, a
joint between two pieces of timber; a joint in a pipe.
2. A joining of two things or parts so as to admit of motion;
an articulation, whether movable or not; a hinge; as, the
knee joint; a node or joint of a stem; a ball and socket
joint. See Articulation
A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel,
Must glove this hand. --Shak.
To tear thee joint by joint. --Milton.
3. The part or space included between two joints, knots,
nodes, or articulations; as, a joint of cane or of a grass
stem; a joint of the leg.
4. Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions
by the butcher for roasting.
5. (Geol.) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a
rock transverse to the stratification.
6. (Arch.) The space between the adjacent surfaces of two
bodies joined and held together, as by means of cement,
mortar, etc.; as, a thin joint.
7. The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a
structure are secured together.
a notch.] A projecting or retreating part in
something; any irregularity of line or surface, as in a
wall. [Now Chiefly U. S.]
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
9. (Theaters) A narrow piece of scenery used to join together
two flats or wings of an interior setting.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
10. a disreputable establishment, or a place of low resort,
as for smoking opium; -- also used for a commercial
establishment, implying a less than impeccable
reputation, but often in jest; as, talking about a
high-class joint is an oxymoron. [Slang]
[Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
11. a marijuana cigarette. [Slang]
12. prison; -- used with “the”
. [Slang] “ he spent five
years in the joint.”
(Masonry), the mortar joint between two
courses of bricks or stones.
, Miter joint
, Universal joint
, etc. See
, a bolt for fastening two pieces, as of wood,
one endwise to the other, having a nut embedded in one of
(Railroad), the chair that supports the ends of
, a universal joint for coupling shafting.
See under Universal
, a hinge having long leaves; a strap hinge.
, a re["e]nforce at a joint, to sustain the
parts in their true relation.
(a) A stool consisting of jointed parts; a folding stool.
(b) A block for supporting the end of a piece at a joint;
a joint chair.
Out of joint
, out of place; dislocated, as when the head of
a bone slips from its socket; hence, not working well
together; disordered. “The time is out of joint.”
, Mitre \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
3. (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
, 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[deg]
angle to its long direction. See Miter
(Zo["o]l.), 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[deg], for striking lines on stuff to be
mitered; also, a square with an arm adjustable to any
, a pair of bevel gears, of equal diameter,
adapted for working together, usually with their axes at