Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ruler or guide used in mechanical and architectural drawing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a square used by draftsmen to draw parallel lines

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Examples

  • Fallene packs her bag and her t-square and goes back to the real world, and sew it goes!

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  • It's our go-to weapon, our primary tool of choice: kind of like our t-square/hammer/calculator/Singer sewing machine, all rolled into one.

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  • I only use it once in a while, but I still have the metal-edged drawing board my parents gave me for Christmas the year I was in 7th grade (1962), along with a t-square and triangles (one of which I still have), to encourage my interest in becoming an architect.

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  • Give me a pencil and a t-square and I can design a house, but if you give me a box of crayons I can't draw one.

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  • Then I draw more diagonals in each of the quarter sections and and bisect those with the t-square horizontally and vertically.

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  • Tracing paper, t-square and compass in hand I devised Georgian mansions and modern vacation homes.

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  • But he's still a bit of a curmudgeon about using it and laments for the old t-square and triangle days.

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  • Concerning the new Institute of Contemporary Art, digital t-square commented that in the architect's rendering, the mass that anchors the cantilever isn't well defined.

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  • In fact, he'll also have Tr Saturn conjunct Neptune around then - as well as Saturn t-square his Jupiter/Mercury opposition -, so he may find whatever Neptune delusions he has being stifled, snuffed out, restructured and recast into something closer to reality.

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  • I have now also used it to cut out window openings in drywall on my cutting table using my t-square as a guide, it is a little slower than using a knife but it is also a lot less effort.

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