engineer's scale

noun
variants: or less commonly engineer's rule

Definition of engineer's scale

: a scale that is commonly of triangular cross section and has different decimal scales on its edges

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“Engineer's scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/engineer%27s%20scale. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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