set square

set square
set square NOUN a right-angled triangular plate for drawing lines, especially at 90°, 45°, 60°, or 30°.

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  • Set square — In American English, a set square is an alternative name for a T square. triangle, set square A set square or triangle (American English) is an object used in engineering and technical drawing, with the aim of providing a straightedge at a right… …   Wikipedia

  • set square — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms set square : singular set square plural set squares maths British a flat plastic or metal tool with three straight sides and one right angle, used for drawing lines and measuring angles …   English dictionary

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  • set square — thin and flat metal or plastic instrument shaped in a triangle with one angle at 90 degrees which is used for drawing angles …   English contemporary dictionary

  • set square — noun a right angled triangular plate for drawing lines, especially at 90°, 45°, 60°, or 30° …   English new terms dictionary

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  • square — Synonyms and related words: Babbitt, Little Joe, Methuselah, Middle American, Philistine, T square, aboveboard, absolutely, accommodate, accord, accordant, account with, accurate, accurately, adapt, adipose, adjust, agora, agree, agree with,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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