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  1. advocating abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and sex and sometimes advocating vegetarianism.
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Examples from the Web for straight-edge

Historical Examples

  • A sharp knife and a straight-edge are the only tools for this work.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • If it does not do so, then the straight-edge is not true and must be corrected.

  • In marking lines with a straight-edge or ruler you must be careful that it does not slip.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler

  • Have one edge of the straight-edge on the center of one side of the stick.

  • Square the tops and bottoms of the sides with a plane and straight-edge.

British Dictionary definitions for straight-edge


  1. informal not indulging in any kind of drug-taking or sexual activities
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