- a tape or length of metal marked off in inches, centimetres, etc, used principally
for measuring and fitting garments Also called (esp US): tapeline
Translations for 'tape measure'
- British English: tape measure A tape measure is a strip of metal, plastic, or cloth with marks on it, used for measuring, especially for clothes and DIY.teɪp ˈmɛʒə NOUN
- Arabic: شَرِيطُ القِيَاس
- Brazilian Portuguese: fita métrica
- Chinese: 卷尺
- Croatian: metar
- Czech: měřící pásmo
- Danish: målebånd
- Dutch: meetlint
- European Spanish: cinta métrica
- Finnish: mittanauha
- French: mètre à ruban
- German: Maßband Maßbänder
- Greek: μετροταινία
- Italian: metro a nastro
- Japanese: 巻尺
- Korean: 줄자
- Norwegian: målebånd
- Polish: taśma miernicza
- Portuguese: fita métrica
- Romanian: ruletă de măsurat rulete de măsurat
- Russian: мерная лента
- Spanish: metroinstrumento para medir
- Swedish: måttband
- Thai: สายวัด
- Turkish: şerit metre
- Ukrainian: рулетка
- Vietnamese: thước dây
Example Sentences Including 'tape measure'
" In addition to the stethoscope around their necks, physicians should be carrying a tape measure ," Ross says.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
* To measure the cushion pad, place the tape measure seam to seam and allow a seam allowance of 1.5 cm (5/ 8 in) to all edges.
Collins Complete Books of Soft Furnishings
Eventually, Ted was despatched out the back with a tape measure and notebook.
KICK BACK (2002)
Researchers hunting for this tape measure are starting to look for clues in the mechanisms that dictate cell identities and body plans.
New Scientist (1999)
She probably would have taken out a tape measure , or had Albert measure for her.
SUMMER OF SECRETS (2003)
Solicitor: `I put it to you that on the day in question you had left your tape measure at the station.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Then the man produced a tape measure , gauged his size and Ravi was shown into a cubicle.
We took our own screwdrivers and pliers to dismantle the furniture and a tape measure so all the furniture was put back in the right place.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
``Bring your tape measure and we'll show you we can actually do the curves.
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