me·​ter·​stick | \ ˈmē-tər-ˌstik How to pronounce meterstick (audio) \

Definition of meterstick

: a measuring stick one meter long that is marked off in centimeters and usually millimeters

Examples of meterstick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shouldn’t the meterstick be called either a length-meter or a meter-meter? Rhett Allain, WIRED, 3 Sep. 2010

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First Known Use of meterstick

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meterstick was in 1931

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“Meterstick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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