measuring tape


: a long, thin piece of plastic, cloth, or metal that is marked with units of length (such as inches or centimeters) and that is used for measuring things

Examples of measuring tape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Measure around your torso from right underneath the bust, so that the measuring tape is parallel to the floor. Esmé Epstein, Health, 16 June 2023 First, gather all necessary materials, like measuring tape or an electronic measuring tool, a level, a pencil, and a sturdy stepladder. Katy Spratte Joyce, ELLE Decor, 5 Sep. 2023 Before investing in a pendant light, put your measuring tape to work. Maria Conti, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Sep. 2023 Bust: Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust across your shoulder blades in the back. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 26 July 2023 Smith’s potential world record throw actually sailed about six feet above the basket that held the firefighters, but the record only counts for what is measured, and the measuring tape only extended to 74 feet, 10 inches. cleveland, 2 Aug. 2023 Bra band: Run the measuring tape all the way around your back where your band sits, keeping the tape level. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 26 July 2023 To measure your waist circumference, wrap a measuring tape around your natural waistline—the narrowest point of your torso. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 28 June 2023 Repeat across jute length, using a measuring tape, if desired, to evenly space ticket strips. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 June 2023 See More

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“Measuring tape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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