measuring stick

measuring stick
noun
measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements
Syn: ↑measure, ↑measuring rod
Derivationally related forms: ↑measure (for: ↑measure)
Hyponyms: ↑board rule, ↑rule, ↑ruler, ↑size stick

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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