Definitions for tape measureˈteɪpˌlaɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tape′ meas`ureˈteɪpˌlaɪn(n.)

  1. Category: Building Trades, Weights and Measures

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tape, tapeline, 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. tape measure(noun)ɪp

    a long strip used to measure things

    They measured the room with a tape measure.


  1. tape measure(Noun)

    A graduated ribbon of cloth, plastic or metal used for measuring lengths.


  1. Tape measure

    A tape measure or measuring tape is a flexible form of ruler. It consists of a ribbon of cloth, plastic, fiber glass, or metal strip with linear-measurement markings. It is a common measuring tool. Its design allows for a measure of great length to be easily carried in pocket or toolkit and permits one to measure around curves or corners. Today it is ubiquitous, even appearing in miniature form as a keychain fob, or novelty item. Surveyors use tape measures in lengths of over 100 m.


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