Also called tape·line [teyp-lahyn] /ˈteɪpˌlaɪn/ . a long, flexible strip or ribbon, as of cloth or metal, marked with subdivisions of the foot or meter and used for measuring.
Also tape-meas·ure. Baseball. (of a hit) having traveled so remarkably far that the distance, usually only estimated, is worth noting: This kid’s got so much power, even his foul balls are tape-measure shots.
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How to use tape measure in a sentence
Finally, the hook can be stored inside of the tape measure when not in use so it doesn’t snag on anything.
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While you may only need the features of a regular tape measure for your work, laser tape measures offer better accuracy and can measure further distances but can also be recalibrated.
You can measure the circumference of your head with a soft tape measure and then check with the bike-helmet manufacturer for guidance on the correct size helmet to order.The best bike helmets for fun cycling and safety at every age | Irena Collaku | August 14, 2021 | Popular-Science
Currently, employees from the Wayne, Pennsylvania-based company measure trees with tape measures, a laborious undertaking.BP bets big on carbon credits in latest acquisition | Bernhard Warner | December 16, 2020 | Fortune
In the moral world—so far as it is a world of great achievement—the tape-measure is out of place.Impressions And Comments | Havelock Ellis
A tape measure furnished certain distances which were recorded upon the back of an envelope.Whispering Wires | Henry Leverage
In the computation of avoirdupois and of the tape-measure, this was the greatest figure that ever travelled the Great North Road.The Great North Road: London to York | Charles G. Harper
We have been putting our tape-measure about it, and find it forty-three inches in girth; and for shapely beauty it has no equal.Palmetto-Leaves | Harriet Beecher Stowe
Already he had out his tape-measure and sketch-book, making observations and recording measurements.The Border Boys Across the Frontier | Fremont B. Deering
British Dictionary definitions for tape measure
a tape or length of metal marked off in inches, centimetres, etc, used principally for measuring and fitting garments: Also called (esp US): tapeline
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