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See also: mitré
mitre (plural mitres)
- 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.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Fairholt to this entry?)
- (heraldry) A heraldic representation of this covering, usually displayed on top of a bishop's or archbishop's coat of arms.
- 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.
- (historical, numismatics) A 13th-century coin minted in Europe which circulated in Ireland as a debased counterfeit sterling penny, outlawed under Edward I.
- A cap or cowl for a chimney or ventilation pipe.
- A gusset in sewing, etc.
a covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries
- (13th-c. counterfeit coin): pollard, rosary, crockard, leonine, scalding, steeping, eagle
- To adorn with a mitre.
- To unite at an angle of 45°.
- plural of
- Alternative form of