try square

noun

Definition of try square

  1. :  an instrument consisting of two straightedges fixed at right angles to each other and used for laying off right angles and testing whether work is square

Circa 1877

First Known Use of try square

circa 1877


Learn More about try square


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up try square? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!