Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A measuring rod.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A measuring rod.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A measuring-staff, yardstick, etc.; any rod or stick used to measure length.

Etymologies

mete +‎ wand. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But he continually trips and falls flat over his metewand of classical propriety, his personages are abstractions, and fortunately neither his precepts nor his practice influenced any one of his greater coevals. [

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