try square

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of try square was circa 1877

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“Try square.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/try%20square. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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