Definition of Measuring stick

1. Noun. Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements.

Exact synonyms: Measure, Measuring Rod
Specialized synonyms: Board Rule, Rule, Ruler, Size Stick
Generic synonyms: Measuring Device, Measuring Instrument, Measuring System
Derivative terms: Measure, Measure, Measure, Measure



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Measuring Stick

measurement ton
measurement tons
measurements
measurer
measurers
measures
measures of central tendency
measures of location
measuring
measuring block
measuring cup
measuring device
measuring instrument
measuring jug
measuring rod
measuring stick (current term)
measuring system
measuring tape
measuring unit
measuring worm
measuring worms
measuringly
meat-and-potatoes
meat-eating
meat-eating(a)
meat-packing business
meat-packing industry
meat-space
meat and potatoes

Literary usage of Measuring stick

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1. Practical Exercises in Elementary Meteorology by Robert DeCourcy Ward (1899)
"The shortest lines on the measuring stick denote successive hundredths of an inch. Thus, if water collected comes to a point halfway between the .10 and .20 ..."

2. The Model T Ford Car, Its Construction, Operation and Repair: A Complete by Victor Wilfred Pagé (1916)
"Diagram Showing Method of Marking measuring stick to Indicate Contents of ... In order to determine the amount of fuel available a measuring stick may be ..."

3. The International Military Digest Annual by Cornélis De Witt Willcox (1917)
"By means of the Nürnberg measuring stick, invented in 1540 by Mechanician ... This measuring stick is described as consisting of a four-sided rod having a ..."

4. Guide to Septage Treatment and Disposal by Robert P. G. Bowker (1998)
"Sludge layer depth can be measured by wrapping a rough cloth strip or toweling around the lower 3 ft (1 m) of a measuring stick, fastening the cloth ..."

5. A Text-book of Physics, Largely Experimental: Including the Harvard College by Edwin Herbert Hall, Joseph Young Bergen (1899)
"The first-described method of using the measuring-stick in the following ... To each pupil is given a measuring-stick about one-fourth as long as the ..."

6. A Text-book of Physics, Largely Experimental: Including the Harvard College by Edwin Herbert Hall, Joseph Young Bergen (1899)
"The first-described method of using the measuring-stick in the following ... To each pupil is given a measuring-stick about one-fourth as long as the ..."

7. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1992)
"A measuring stick is placed on the point and held vertically. ... When this occurs, the water level at the measuring stick is even with the mouth of the ..."

8. Making the Small Shop Profitable by John Herbert Van Deventer (1918)
"The trestles or batter boards should be as nearly as possible of such a height that the measuring stick when it is laid on them will lie just under the ..."

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