story rod

story rod

[′stȯr·ē ‚räd]
(design engineering)
A pole cut to the exact specified height from finished floor to ceiling and used as a measuring device in the course of construction. Also known as story pole.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

story rod, height board, story pole

A wood rod equal in length to the distance between two floors; may be divided into equal parts, each equal to the height of a step for use in stair construction. Also see gauge rod.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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