Definition of measuring tape in US English:

measuring tape

noun

  • another term for tape measure
    • ‘Climbing the ladder with a measuring tape in her hand, she measured the wall of what seemed to be the living room.’
    • ‘After Giorgio held his measuring tape to his arms, shoulders, waist and all that jazz, Kaleb was still standing quite stunned.’
    • ‘Another man behind him held pins, a measuring tape, and a pair of scissors.’
    • ‘Made of found objects such as handheld yellow flashlights, measuring tape, wire and rulers, the intricate hodgepodge of elements seems about to peel away from the walls.’
    • ‘‘I hope you realize that you ripped my measuring tape,’ he said in a pleasant voice.’
    • ‘She stood on a three legged stool, as a bustling woman with pins in her mouth and a measuring tape around her neck pinned white cloth and frills on her.’
    • ‘Another method is to use a body weight equation which only requires a measuring tape.’
    • ‘So with field guide and measuring tape in hand, head to the woods and keep your eyes peeled for a tree with royal sap.’
    • ‘‘Umm… no,’ Dancer replied, trying to stand still as Arachne attacked her with the measuring tape.’
    • ‘Engineers would draw out their measuring tapes.’
    • ‘It is not that anybody really needs yet another hammer or measuring tape.’
    • ‘At the show, Stanley introduced a line of Fat Max hammers, measuring tapes, and utility knives.’
    • ‘Amelia Bird beckoned my mother to another room adjoining the one we were in presently to look at the costume as she gathered her measuring tape and a few more pins for Lacey.’
    • ‘The fuzzy toy mouse houses a coiled measuring tape that expands to 60 inches.’
    • ‘Lands' End relies on a list of simple questions that don't require the shopper to break out the measuring tape - such things as shoe size, sport-coat size, height, and weight.’
    • ‘The best measuring tape is metal ¾ inch wide - so it won't buckle when extended - and 16 feet long.’
    • ‘Not too long ago, the most efficient process involved a three-person team - one with a clipboard and two with a measuring tape, calling out distances.’
    • ‘Without another word, she cautiously stepped onto the stool as the tailor got out a measuring tape.’
    • ‘She wound up the measuring tape and made a few marks on a sheet of parchment.’
    • ‘She whipped out a cloth measuring tape from her pocket.’

Pronunciation

measuring tape

/ˈmeZH(ə)riNG ˌtāp//ˈmɛʒ(ə)rɪŋ ˌteɪp/