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Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a tape with marks in inches, feet, centimeters, meters, etc. for measuring
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A tape of cloth, paper, or steel marked off in a linear scale, as of inches or centimeters, for taking measurements. Also called tapeline.