story pole

noun
variants: or story rod

Definition of story pole

: a pole cut to the proposed clear height between finished floor and ceiling and often marked with minor dimensions (as for door trims and dadoes) that is used especially by carpenters and bricklayers

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“Story pole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/story%20pole. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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