Definition of Measuring rod
1. Noun. Measuring instrument having a sequence of marks at regular intervals; used as a reference in making measurements.
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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Literary usage of Measuring rod
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1. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1869)
"... his experience was a measuring rod ; and his wuy of progress the conventional road. He was, however, a fine singer, knew how to write for the voice, ..."
2. Popular Science Monthly (1906)
"The equality of the portions of distance set off by the measuring- rod is ... We assume this condition fulfilled no matter how the measuring-rod be shifted. ..."
3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1920)
"It seems to me that each of us comes to life with a measuring-rod. ... If your measuring-rod is full size, you can measure the great world by it, ..."
4. Lawns and Gardens: How to Plant and Beautify the Home Lot, the Pleasure by Nils Jönsson-Rose (1897)
"A measuring rod ten or fifteen feet long is handy for practical work; it should lie divided into feet and inches. In laying out walks and drives, ..."
5. Steam-engine Principles and Practice by Terrell William Croft (1922)
"Insert the measuring rod into the valve chest so that one of its index edges (Q, Fig. 176) is against the furthest edge of the farthest steam port (Fig. ..."
6. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society by Royal Astronomical Society (1887)
"Six sets of comparisons, consisting of five each set on the iron brackets, gave 10-00296 feet as the value of the measuring rod, with a mean error of each ..."