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carpenter's rule


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  • n. a rule used by a carpenter


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  • A ruler or rule is an instrument used in geometry, technical drawing and engineering/building to measure distances and/or to rule straight lines. One type of ruler is known as a carpenter's rule. It is made of wood and has hinged sections that allow it to fold and unfold as needed. A 2 metre carpenter's rule can be folded down to a length of only 20 centimetres to easily fit in a pocket.

    February 24, 2008