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board rule

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noun Building Trades.
  1. a measuring device having scales for finding the cubic contents of a board without calculation.
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Origin of board rule

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for board rule

board rule

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