T t


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [tee skwair]
    • /ti skwɛər/
    • /tiː skweə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [tee skwair]
    • /ti skwɛər/

Definitions of t-square word

  • noun t-square a T -shaped ruler, used primarily in mechanical drawing, having a short crosspiece that slides along the edge of the drawing board as a guide to the perpendicular longer section in making parallel lines, right angles, etc., and as a support for triangles. 1
  • noun t-square a T-shaped ruler used in mechanical drawing, consisting of a short crosspiece, which slides along the edge of the drawing board, and a long horizontal piece: used for drawing horizontal lines and to support set squares when drawing vertical and inclined lines 0
  • noun t-square a T-shaped ruler with a short, thick crosspiece that fits over the edge of a drawing board, used in drawing parallel lines 0

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Origin of t-square

First appearance:

before 1775
One of the 45% newest English words
First recorded in 1775-85

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Parts of speech for T-square


t-square popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 46% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

Synonyms for t-square

noun t-square

  • folding rule — a rule composed of light strips of wood joined by rivets so as to be foldable, all the opening and closing parts being in parallel planes.

Antonyms for t-square

noun t-square

  • commoner — In countries which have a nobility, commoners are the people who are not members of the nobility.

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