mitre box

noun
hand tool for guiding handsaws in making crosscuts or miter joints
Syn: ↑miter box
Hypernyms: ↑hand tool

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mitre box noun
A box with narrow slots to guide a saw when cutting a mitre
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Main Entry:mitre

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  • Mitre box — A mitre box (US spelling, miter box ) is a woodworking tool used to guide a hand saw to make precise mitre cuts in a board. A home made manual miter sawing box. The most common form of a mitre box is a 3 sided box which is open at the top and the …   Wikipedia

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  • mitre box — /ˈmaɪtə bɒks/ (say muytuh boks) noun a box or apparatus for use in cutting a mitre (def. 5) …   Australian English dictionary

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  • mitre — n. & v. (US miter) n. 1 a tall deeply cleft head dress worn by bishops and abbots, esp. as a symbol of office. 2 the joint of two pieces of wood or other material at an angle of 90°, such that the line of junction bisects this angle. 3 a diagonal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mitre — Miter Mi ter, 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • miter box — noun hand tool for guiding handsaws in making crosscuts or miter joints • Syn: ↑mitre box • Hypernyms: ↑hand tool …   Useful english dictionary

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