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Tape Measure

 

an instrument for measuring length and usually consisting of a metal or lacquered linen ribbon, with divisions, rolled up inside a case. One type of tape measure is equipped with a level and plumb and is used in laying out the hull of a ship.

tape measure, tapeline

tape measure
A steel ribbon used for the measurement of distances; in the US, surveyor’s and engineer’s tapes usually are accurately graduated in feet, tenths, and hundredths of a foot; builder’s tapes are graduated in feet, inches, and fractions of an inch; also called a steel measuring tape.
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