try square


noun

a device for testing the squareness of carpentry work or the like, or for laying out right angles, consisting of a pair of straightedges fixed at right angles to one another.

Nearby words

  1. try line,
  2. try on,
  3. try one's hand,
  4. try one's patience,
  5. try out,
  6. try-pot,
  7. tryhard,
  8. trying,
  9. trying plane,
  10. tryingly

Origin of try square

First recorded in 1875–80

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try square

noun

a device for testing or laying out right angles, usually consisting of a metal blade fixed at right angles to a wooden handle
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