from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. an instrument consisting of a standard having a flat base and carrying an adjustable pointer, for gauging the evenness of a surface or its height, or for marking a line parallel with a surface.
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- n. gauge consisting of a scriber mounted on an adjustable stand; used to test the accuracy of plane surfaces
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