from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tape of cloth, paper, or steel marked off in a linear scale, as of inches or centimeters, for taking measurements. Also called tapeline.
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- n. A graduated ribbon of cloth, plastic or metal used for measuring lengths.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths
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