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set square

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(Tools) a thin flat piece of plastic, metal, etc, in the shape of a right-angled triangle, used in technical drawing
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Noun1.set square - a try square with an adjustable sliding headset square - a try square with an adjustable sliding head
try square - a square having a metal ruler set at right angles to another straight piece
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One method is to use mathematical instruments, such as a pair of compasses, protractors and set squares, to construct the actual figure; or to use geometrical software such as GeoGebra or Geometer's Sketchpad (GSP) to do the same.
A new term starts for England lads who will carry their satchels and set squares on a geography field trip tomorrow with new headmaster Sam Allardyce.
I still use some of his old drawing equipment, set squares, compasses, that sort of thing," he says, | Boat Curves is in the Port of Tyne Gallery until Thursday, September 22.