One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An implement used to check and mark right angles in construction work.
- ‘Place a combination square or try square over the rail so the blade is in line with the edge of the stile.’
- ‘The T-Square is another modification of the try square, its principal use being for draughting purposes.’
- ‘When buying a try square there is one main thing to check and that is making sure it is 90 degrees.’
- ‘The top inside corner of the handle on some try squares is cut off at a 45-degree angle, for marking miter cuts.’
- ‘From this listing, we can see that the squares he was making are what we call ‘try squares’.’
try square/ˈtrī ˌskwer/
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