Parallel ruler
Ruler Rul"er (r[udd]l"[~e]r), n. 1. One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor. [1913 Webster]

And he made him ruler over all the land. --Gen. xli. 43. [1913 Webster]

A prince and ruler of the land. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. A straight or curved strip of wood, metal, etc., with a smooth edge, used for guiding a pen or pencil in drawing lines. Cf. {Rule}, n., 7 (a) . [1913 Webster]

{Parallel ruler}. See under {Parallel}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Parallel ruler — Parallel Par al*lel, a. [F. parall[ e]le, L. parallelus, fr. Gr. ?; para beside + ? of one another, fr. ? other, akin to L. alius. See {Alien}.] 1. (Geom.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parallel ruler — noun see parallel rule * * * ˌparallel ˈruler 7 [parallel ruler] noun a device for drawing lines that are always the same distance apart, consisting of two connected rulers …   Useful english dictionary

  • parallel ruler — noun an instrument for drawing parallel lines, consisting of two or more rulers connected by jointed crosspieces so as to be always parallel …   English new terms dictionary

  • Ruler — Rul er (r[udd]l [ e]r), n. 1. One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor. [1913 Webster] And he made him ruler over all the land. Gen. xli. 43. [1913 Webster] A prince and ruler of the land. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A straight… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parallel — Par al*lel, a. [F. parall[ e]le, L. parallelus, fr. Gr. ?; para beside + ? of one another, fr. ? other, akin to L. alius. See {Alien}.] 1. (Geom.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parallel bar — Parallel Par al*lel, a. [F. parall[ e]le, L. parallelus, fr. Gr. ?; para beside + ? of one another, fr. ? other, akin to L. alius. See {Alien}.] 1. (Geom.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parallel circles of a sphere — Parallel Par al*lel, a. [F. parall[ e]le, L. parallelus, fr. Gr. ?; para beside + ? of one another, fr. ? other, akin to L. alius. See {Alien}.] 1. (Geom.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parallel columns — Parallel Par al*lel, a. [F. parall[ e]le, L. parallelus, fr. Gr. ?; para beside + ? of one another, fr. ? other, akin to L. alius. See {Alien}.] 1. (Geom.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parallel forces — Parallel Par al*lel, a. [F. parall[ e]le, L. parallelus, fr. Gr. ?; para beside + ? of one another, fr. ? other, akin to L. alius. See {Alien}.] 1. (Geom.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Parallel motion — Parallel Par al*lel, a. [F. parall[ e]le, L. parallelus, fr. Gr. ?; para beside + ? of one another, fr. ? other, akin to L. alius. See {Alien}.] 1. (Geom.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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