tape measure
noun Date: 1845 a narrow strip (as of a limp cloth or steel tape) marked off in units (as inches or centimeters) for measuring

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  • tape measure — tape measures N COUNT A tape measure is a strip of metal, plastic, or cloth which has numbers marked on it and is used for measuring …   English dictionary

  • tape measure — ► NOUN ▪ a length of tape marked at graded intervals for measuring …   English terms dictionary

  • tape measure — [tāplīn΄] a tape with marks in inches, feet, centimeters, meters, etc. for measuring: also tapeline [tāplīn΄] n …   English World dictionary

  • tape measure — tape .measure n a long narrow band of cloth or steel, marked with centimetres, feet etc, used for measuring something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tape measure — tape ,measure noun count a tool for measuring things that consists of a long narrow piece of cloth, soft plastic, or thin metal with numbers on it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Tape measure — plastic tape measure (metric) Self retracting tape measure (imperial) …   Wikipedia

  • tape measure — noun measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths the carpenter should have used his tape measure • Syn: ↑tape, ↑tapeline • Hypernyms: ↑measuring instrument,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tape measure — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms tape measure : singular tape measure plural tape measures a tool for measuring things that consists of a long narrow piece of cloth, soft plastic, or thin metal with numbers on it …   English dictionary

  • tape measure — matavimo juosta statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. measuring tape; tape measure vok. Bandmaß, n; Meßband, n rus. мерная лента, f; рулетка, f pranc. mesure à ruban, f; mètre à ruban, m; ruban à mesurer, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • tape measure — tape′ meas ure n. bui wam a long, flexible strip or ribbon, as of cloth or metal, marked with subdivisions of the foot or meter and used for measuring. Also called tape•line [[t]ˈteɪpˌlaɪn[/t]] • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • tape measure — Synonyms and related words: Mystik tape, Scotch tape, adhesive tape, band, bandage, batten, belt, cellophane tape, cloth tape, fascia, fillet, friction tape, girdle, lath, ligula, ligule, list, masking tape, plank, plastic tape, ribband, ribbon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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