tape measure


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tape measure

n.
A tape of cloth, paper, or steel marked off in a linear scale, as of inches or centimeters, for taking measurements. Also called tapeline.

tape measure

n
(Knitting & Sewing) a tape or length of metal marked off in inches, centimetres, etc, used principally for measuring and fitting garments. Also called (esp US): tapeline

tape′ meas`ure


n.
a long, flexible strip or ribbon, as of cloth or metal, marked with subdivisions of the foot or meter and used for measuring. Also called tape•line (ˈteɪpˌlaɪn)
[1835–45]
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Noun1.tape measure - measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengthstape measure - measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths; "the carpenter should have used his tape measure"
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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As he spoke, he whipped a tape measure and a large round magnifying glass from his pocket.
"I think that there is nothing else of importance here, but I will look." He whipped out his lens and a tape measure, and hurried about the room on his knees, measuring, comparing, examining, with his long thin nose only a few inches from the planks, and his beady eyes gleaming and deep-set like those of a bird.
Dona Rita described amusingly how she had to stand in the middle of her room while Rose walked around her with a tape measure noting the figures down on a small piece of paper which was then sent to the maker, who presently returned it with an angry letter stating that those proportions were altogether impossible in any woman.
Driving a peg, with great nicety, into the ground, at the precise spot where the beetle fell, my friend now produced from his pocket a tape measure. Fastening one end of this at that point of the trunk, of the tree which was nearest the peg, he unrolled it till it reached the peg, and thence farther unrolled it, in the direction already established by the two points of the tree and the peg, for the distance of fifty feet - Jupiter clearing away the brambles with the scythe.
Taking, now, the tape measure from the nearest point of the trunk to the peg, as before, and continuing the extension in a straight line to the distance of fifty feet, a spot was indicated, removed, by several yards, from the point at which we had been digging.
The world of tape measures and calico counters seemed so far away; the interior of his quondam lodgings in a by-street of Islington, so unfamiliar and impossible.
It extends to 10 feet like a standard tape measure, and incorporates decoders embedded in the tape and a laser scanner that captures the item's bar code.
Replacing a traditional tape measure, the CNS110 ScanTape handheld mobile dimensioning device eliminates manual data entry for greater ease and accuracy by transport and logistics personnel.
Elgin Ditsy tape measure, PS5, www.cathkidston.com Once you have a piece of > clothing on the go, a tailor's dummy will help you make sure it's coming together perfectly.
TAPE MEASURE features a large center touch-lock brake to hold the blade in place.
Materials: 3 towel rails Screws and plugs (provided with towel rail set) Tools: 18V drill driver 3mm drill bit/5mm masonry drill bit Screwdriver piece Tape measure Spirit level Pencil/marker 1.
.YOU won't get far DIYing without a decent tape measure and they don't get much better than the latest one from Stanley.