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board rule

noun, Building Trades.
1.
a measuring device having scales for finding the cubic contents of a board without calculation.
Origin of board rule
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for board rule

board rule

noun
1.
a measuring device for estimating the number of board feet in a quantity of wood
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