
Definition of Straightedge
1. Noun. Hand tool consisting of a flat rigid rectangular bar (metal or wood) that can be used to draw straight lines (or test their straightness).
Definition of Straightedge
1. n. A board, or piece of wood or metal, having one edge perfectly straight,  used to ascertain whether a line is straight or a surface even, and for drawing straight lines.
Definition of Straightedge
1. Adjective. Living one's life against/without the use of alcohol, smoking, and illegal drugs. ¹
2. Noun. A tool which is flat, rectangular and commonly made of wood, metal or plastic and is used to draw, cut or check the straightness of straight lines. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Straightedge
1. [n S]
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Literary usage of Straightedge
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1. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"In using a straightedge to level horizontal drain pipes, three precautions must
be observed: (1) the edges of the straightedge must be made at perfect right ..."
2. The Mathematics of Applied Electricity: A Practical Mathematics by Ernest Herman Koch (1912)
"135, may be constructed with the aid of the straightedge and compass without the
necessity of plotting points from calculations. In each case the directrix ..."
3. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"At the extremities it has legs, made exactly alike and jointed on perpendicularly
to the extremities of the straightedge, and also crosspieces, ..."
4. Elements of Geometry, Theoretical and Practical: Containing a Full by George Clinton Whitlock (1848)
"To make a straightedge. Hav  —._ ing formed a ruler as straight as possible
and drawn ' ~~~~ ' a line with it upon a plane surface, turn the ruler Flg ..."
5. Patternmaking: A Treatise on the Construction and Application of Patterns by Joseph Atkinson Shelly (1920)
"On a setsquare, lay off a distance equal to y; then lay a straightedge on the
saw table ... Place the setsquare against the straightedge and adjust the ..."
6. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"Still, whether water is plane or spherical, it necessarily follows that when the
straightedge is level, it will support the water evenly at its ..."
7. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"At the extremities it has legs, made exactly alike and jointed on perpendicularly
to the extremities of the straightedge, and also crosspieces, ..."