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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths.

Usage examples (13)
  • These facts Tom ascertained with the use of a small tapeline which he carried in his pocket.
  • I'll borrow dad's big tapeline to measure off the other bases, and the grand stand can go here.
  • Everybody seemed to draw a long breath, as they kept their eyes on that point of the distant road where the first runner would make his appearance, turn aside, and head across...
  • At last he stopped, and took a tapeline from his pocket. for more
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