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miter box

noun, Carpentry.
any of various fixed or adjustable guides for a saw in making miters or cross cuts, especially a troughlike box open at the ends and guiding the saw by slots in the opposite sides.
Origin of miter box
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Make all of these angles equal and if possible cut them in a miter-box.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • The miter-box, Fig. 180, is a similar device with the addition of a guide for the saw.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes

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