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steel square

noun, Carpentry.

framing square

a steel square usually having on its faces various tables and scales useful to the carpenter.
Also called steel square. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I thrust the point of its heavy blade into a crack and snapped the steel square off.

    Swept Out to Sea W. Bertram Foster
  • With a large try square or steel square lay out parallel lines across the combination 13⁄4 inches apart.

    Carpentry and Woodwork Edwin W. Foster
  • A steel square having one 24-inch blade and one 18-inch is the best size.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • File up the corners smooth and square up the box with a steel square.

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