try square

try square

noun
a device for testing the squareness of carpentry work or the like, or for laying out right angles, consisting of a pair of straightedges fixed at right angles to one another.

Origin:
1875–80

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try square
 
n
a device for testing or laying out right angles, usually consisting of a metal blade fixed at right angles to a wooden handle

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