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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.
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straightedge

(ˈstreɪtˌɛdʒ)
n
(Tools) a stiff strip of wood or metal that has one edge straight and true and is used for ruling and testing straight lines
ˈstraightˌedged adj
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.straightedge - hand tool consisting of a flat rigid rectangular bar (metal or wood) that can be used to draw straight lines (or test their straightness)straightedge - hand tool consisting of a flat rigid rectangular bar (metal or wood) that can be used to draw straight lines (or test their straightness)
hand tool - a tool used with workers' hands
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Translations

straightedge

[ˈstreɪtedʒ] Nregla f de borde recto
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straightedge

[ˈstreɪtˌɛdʒ] n (Carpentry) → regolo
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That said, there are still some of the straightedged interior touches - particularly around the dash - that past owners will appreciate.
They should always be cut with a serrated knife, aka a tomato knife, as their acidity blunts the blade of a straightedged knife.
Curves Curving borders are more interesting than straightedged ones, and they fit more naturally into casual gardens.