miter box definition

  • noun:
    • A fixed or flexible device for guiding handsaws in cutting miter bones or perhaps in making crosscuts, particularly an open-ended package with slotted edges.
    • an apparatus for guiding a handsaw at the correct perspective to make a miter joint; esp., a wooden or metal trough with straight kerfs with its upright edges, for guides.
    • In woodworking, a long narrow wooden package consisting of a bottom as well as 2 edges by which kerfs at an angle of 45 (or other direction) tend to be slashed when it comes to reception of a saw: utilized in cutting pieces of timber to make miter-joints.
    • hand device for guiding handsaws in creating crosscuts or miter joints

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