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straight·edge

 (strāt′ĕj′)
n.
A rigid flat rectangular bar, as of wood or metal, with a straight edge for testing or drawing straight lines.
adj. also straight-edge (strāt′ĕj′)
1. Having a level, even edge: a straightedge ruler; a straightedge razor blade.
2. Abstaining from alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.

straight′edged′ adj.

straight-edge

adj
informal not indulging in any kind of drug-taking or sexual activities

straight′-edge`


adj.
advocating abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and sex and sometimes advocating vegetarianism.
[1980–85]

straight•edge

(ˈstreɪtˌɛdʒ)

n.
a bar or strip of wood, plastic, or metal having at least one long edge for use in drawing or testing straight lines, plane surfaces, etc.
[1805–15]
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