tape measure

noun

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

Examples of tape measure in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Big enough to maintain social distance from the front seats to its newly comfortable third row of seats — more than 6 feet away, by a tape measure stretched nose to nose. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV sets standard for big SUVs (review)," 22 Aug. 2020 Big enough to maintain social distance from the front seats to its newly comfortable third row of seats — more than 6 feet away, by a tape measure stretched nose to nose. Mark Phelan, Dallas News, "The Arlington-made Chevy Tahoe sets the standard for 2021 big SUVs," 15 Aug. 2020 Big enough to maintain social distance from the front seats to its newly comfortable third row of seats — more than 6 feet away, by a tape measure stretched nose to nose. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV sets standard for big SUVs (review)," 22 Aug. 2020 Big enough to maintain social distance from the front seats to its newly comfortable third row of seats — more than 6 feet away, by a tape measure stretched nose to nose. Mark Phelan, Dallas News, "The Arlington-made Chevy Tahoe sets the standard for 2021 big SUVs," 15 Aug. 2020 Big enough to maintain social distance from the front seats to its newly comfortable third row of seats — more than 6 feet away, by a tape measure stretched nose to nose. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, "2021 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV sets standard for big SUVs," 10 Aug. 2020 Brian Hartman has spent a lot of time this summer pacing his restaurant, Bixler’s Lodge in Reading, Pa., with a tape measure. Washington Post, "The U.S. economy is on the verge of a ‘lost year’," 7 Aug. 2020 Use a tape measure and mark every 1½ inches to establish each side of the joint, or dry assemble the seat and back and then hold the cross supports in position. Ted Kilcommons, Popular Mechanics, "This Modern Adirondack Chair Is a Great Woodworking Challenge," 18 July 2020 For the parent who likes an all-in-one solution, Little Medical School sells a Face Covering Kit for $25 that comes with two cloth face coverings, a 6-inch tape measure, a sticker sheet, a certificate and an activity card. Jen Juneau, PEOPLE.com, "Making Masks Fun! Tips for Getting Kids to Embrace Face Coverings amid the Coronavirus Pandemic," 10 July 2020

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First Known Use of tape measure

1845, in the meaning defined above

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10 Sep 2020

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“Tape measure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tape%20measure. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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More Definitions for tape measure

tape measure

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tape measure

: 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

noun

Kids Definition of tape measure

: a flexible piece of material marked off for measuring

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