tape measure

noun
Updated on: 11 Dec 2017

Definition of tape measure

: a narrow strip (as of a limp cloth or steel tape) marked off in units (such as inches or centimeters) for measuring

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First Known Use of tape measure

1845


TAPE MEASURE Defined for English Language Learners

tape measure

noun

Definition of tape measure for English Language Learners

  • : 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


TAPE MEASURE Defined for Kids

tape measure

noun

Definition of tape measure for Students

: a flexible piece of material marked off for measuring


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