Definitions for tape measureˈteɪpˌlaɪn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Building Trades, Weights and Measures
Origin of tape measure:
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
a long strip used to measure things
They measured the room with a tape measure.
A graduated ribbon of cloth, plastic or metal used for measuring lengths.
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