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.

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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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