from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An implement for measuring lengths, commonly a long piece of tape, but now often a specially made linen ribbon with wires included in the fabric to prevent stretching, or a ribbon of thin steel, marked with subdivisions of the foot or meter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A painted tape, marked with linear dimensions, as inches, feet, etc., and often inclosed in a case, -- used for measuring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US A line of lightweight plastic put up around a crime scene bearing words such as "Police Line - Do not cross."
  • noun rare, US A tape measure.

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

  • noun measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths


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tape + line


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