try square
noun Date: circa 1877 an instrument consisting of two straightedges fixed at right angles to each other and used for laying off right angles and testing whether work is square

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  • Try-square — n. An instrument used by carpenters, joiners, etc., for laying off right angles off right angles, and testing whether work is square. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • try square — n. an instrument consisting of two pieces set at right angles, used for testing the accuracy of square work and for marking off right angles: see SQUARE …   English World dictionary

  • try square — try′ square n. bui a device for testing squareness or for laying out right angles, consisting of a pair of straightedges fixed at right angles to one another • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • try square — ► NOUN ▪ an implement used to check and mark right angles in constructional work …   English terms dictionary

  • Try square — A try square is a woodworking or a metal working tool used for marking and measuring a piece of wood. The square refers to the tool s primary use of measuring the accuracy of a right angle (90 degrees); to try a surface is to check its… …   Wikipedia

  • try square — noun a square having a metal ruler set at right angles to another straight piece • Hypernyms: ↑square • Hyponyms: ↑set square * * * noun : an instrument consisting of two straightedges secured at right angles to each other and used for laying off …   Useful english dictionary

  • try-square — kampainis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Matavimo įrankis detalių paviršių statmenumui tikrinti. atitikmenys: angl. triangle; try square vok. Winkel, m rus. угольник, m pranc. équerre, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • try-square — kampainis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Įrankis stačiam kampui nubrėžti arba jam patikrinti. atitikmenys: angl. triangle; try square vok. Winkel, m rus. угольник, m pranc. équerre, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • try square — a device for testing the squareness of carpentry work or the like, or for laying out right angles, consisting of a pair of straightedges fixed at right angles to one another. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • try square — noun A tool used to measure if a piece of wood is at right angle …   Wiktionary

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