from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An adjustable gage, with double points for transferring measurements from one timber to another, as the breadth of a mortise to the place where the tenon is to be made.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In carpentry, a method used to measure joints by transferring the breadth of the mortise to the place where the tenon is to be made, in order to make them fit each other.
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