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 covering for the head, worn on solemn occasions by church dignitaries
- (13th-c. counterfeit coin): pollard, rosary, crockard, leonine, scalding, steeping, eagle
- (commonwealth) Alternative spelling of
- plural of