Definition of Tapeline

1. Noun. Measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths. "The carpenter should have used his tape measure"




Definition of Tapeline

1. n. A painted tape, marked with linear dimensions, as inches, feet, etc., and often inclosed in a case, -- used for measuring.

Definition of Tapeline

1. Noun. (American English) A line of lightweight plastic put up around a crime scene bearing words such as "Police Line - Do not cross." ¹

2. Noun. (rare US) A tape measure. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tapeline

1. a tape for measuring distances [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Tapeline

tape player
tape players
tape record
tape recorder
tape recorders
tape recording
tape safe
tape safes
tape transport
tape up
tapeable
taped
tapeless
tapeless workflow
tapelike
tapeline (current term)
tapelines
tapen
tapenade
tapenades
tapentadol
taper
taper file
taper off
taper pin
tapered
tapered bougie
taperer
taperers
tapering

Literary usage of Tapeline

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Manual of Home-making by Martha Van Rensselaer, Flora Rose, Helen Canon (1919)
"Waist measurements: Place a tapeline around the waist, ... Bust measurement: Place the tapeline around the figure over the fullest part of the bust. ..."

2. Affray at Brownsville, Tex by United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs (1907)
"Q. You measured it with a tapeline?—A. Yes, sir. Q. A tapeline, or something of that kind?—A. A steel tapeline, and also with a clinometer. ..."

3. Popular Mechanics Shop Notes (1919)
"Handy One-Man Method of Using tapeline If proper care is taken, measurements can be made with a tapeline by one man with as much accuracy as if an assistant ..."

4. The Gasoline Automobile: Its Design and Construction by Peter Martin Heldt (1918)
"In measuring circumference of band, if there is not an allowance on the tapeline itself, a correction amounting to three times the thickness of the tapeline ..."

5. Shelter and Clothing: A Textbook of the Household Arts by Helen Kinne, Anna Maria Cooley (1913)
"Place tapeline around waist, pin in place. 2. Length of back. From bone in nape of neck to bottom of tapeline at waist. 3. Width of back. ..."

6. Shelter and Clothing: A Textbook of the Household Arts by Helen Kinne, Anna Maria Cooley (1913)
"Place tapeline around waist, pin in place. 2. Length of back. From bone in nape of neck to bottom ot tapeline at waist. 3. Width of back. ..."

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