three-square

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adjective

: having an equilateral triangular cross section
used especially of a file

three-square

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noun

1
or less commonly three-square rush [so called from the triangular stems] : any of various rushes of the genus Scirpus
especially : chairmaker's rush
2
: a three-square file

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Middle English thre sqware having three equal sides, from three, thre three + sqware, square square

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“Three-square.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/three-square. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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