scale rule

noun

: a graduated stick having the number of board feet in logs of given diameters and lengths marked upon it and used in scaling logs or timber compare log rule, log scale

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“Scale rule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scale%20rule. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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