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 for Miter joint
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joint \Joint\ (joint), n. [F. joint, fr. joindre, p. p. joint.
     See Join.]
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     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.
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     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.
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              A scaly gauntlet now, with joints of steel,
              Must glove this hand.                 --Shak.
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              To tear thee joint by joint.          --Milton.
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     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.
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     4. Any one of the large pieces of meat, as cut into portions
        by the butcher for roasting.
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     5. (Geol.) A plane of fracture, or divisional plane, of a
        rock transverse to the stratification.
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     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.
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     7. The means whereby the meeting surfaces of pieces in a
        structure are secured together.
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     8. [{Jag 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]
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     12. prison; -- used with "the". [Slang] " he spent five years
         in the joint."
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     Coursing joint (Masonry), the mortar joint between two
        courses of bricks or stones.
  
     Fish joint, Miter joint, Universal joint, etc. See
        under Fish, Miter, etc.
  
     Joint bolt, a bolt for fastening two pieces, as of wood,
        one endwise to the other, having a nut embedded in one of
        the pieces.
  
     Joint chair (Railroad), the chair that supports the ends of
        abutting rails.
  
     Joint coupling, a universal joint for coupling shafting.
        See under Universal.
  
     Joint hinge, a hinge having long leaves; a strap hinge.
  
     Joint splice, a re["e]nforce at a joint, to sustain the
        parts in their true relation.
  
     Joint stool.
         (a) A stool consisting of jointed parts; a folding stool.
             --Shak.
         (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." --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 two
        points or peaks. --Fairholt.
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     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
        joint.
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     3. (Numis.) A sort of base money or coin.
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     Miter box (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.
  
     Miter dovetail (Carp.), a kind of dovetail for a miter
        joint in which there is only one joint line visible, and
        that at the angle.
  
     Miter gauge (Carp.), a gauge for determining the angle of a
        miter.
  
     Miter joint, 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, 2.
  
     Miter shell (Zool.), any one of numerous species of marine
        univalve shells of the genus Mitra.
  
     Miter square (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
        angle.
  
     Miter wheels, a pair of bevel gears, of equal diameter,
        adapted for working together, usually with their axes at
        right angles.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  miter joint
      n 1: joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled
           at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner [syn:
           miter joint, mitre joint, miter, mitre]

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