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- n. An old measuring rod, one ell in length.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Formerly, a measuring rod an ell long.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old mete-yard or measuring-rod, which in England was 45 inches long, and in Scotland 37 Scotch or 37.0958 English inches, the standard being the Edinburgh ellwand.
- n. [capitalized] In Scotland, the asterism otherwise known as the Girdle or Belt of Orion. Also called Our Lady's Ellwand.
ell + wand (Wiktionary)