Batter rule
Batter Bat"ter, n. A backward slope in the face of a wall or of a bank; receding slope. [1913 Webster]

{Batter rule}, an instrument consisting of a rule or frame, and a plumb line, by which the batter or slope of a wall is regulated in building. [1913 Webster]


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