
Definition of Carpenter's rule
1. Noun. A rule used by a carpenter.
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Literary usage of Carpenter's rule
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Textbook of Plane Surveying by William Galt Raymond, Charles Winthrop Crockett (1896)
"The Thacher rule, described in Art., is equivalent to a straight carpenter,s rule
720 inches long, the slide bearing only one scale A, similar to B. . ..."
2. Ticknor's Mensuration: Or, Square and Triangle: Being a Practical and by Almon Ticknor (1849)
"The general system of computation will be given, from which any others may easily
be derived. THE CARPENTERS RULE. The carpenter's or sliding rule is used ..."
3. Rudimentary Treatise on Mensuration by Thomas Baker (1850)
"THE SLIDING OR CARPENTERS RULE. THIS instrument is otherwise called the sliding
rule, and it is made use of in measuring of timber and artificers works, ..."
4. Arithmetic of the Farm and Workshop: Designed for the More Advanced Pupils by Frank H. Hall (1885)
"... always some waste in laying; hence the " carpenters rule" is as follows :
One thousand shingles laid 4 inches to the weather, will cover 100 xq. feet. ..."
5. Directions for Using Thacher's Calculating Instrument by Edwin Thacher (1907)
"... misreading of the figures and divisions upon the scales, which are essentially
the same as the readings of the indies and parts of a carpenter.s rule. ..."