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tape measure

noun
1.
a long, flexible strip or ribbon, as of cloth or metal, marked with subdivisions of the foot or meter and used for measuring.
Also called tapeline
[teyp-lahyn] /ˈteɪpˌlaɪn/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for tape measure

tape measure

noun
1.
a tape or length of metal marked off in inches, centimetres, etc, used principally for measuring and fitting garments Also called (esp US) tapeline
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