Definition of "tape-measure" [tape-measure]

  • A piece of tape painted and varnished and marked with subdivisions of the foot or meter; especially, such a piece about a yard or a yard and a half long, in use by tailors and dressmakers. Compare tape-line. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "tape-measure" in a sentence
  • "In case you haven't noticed, United haven't exactly been hitting tape-measure home runs with their recent foreign signings."
  • "As much power was in the ballpark that Tuesday evening the Braves had Henry Aaron and Eddie Mathews and these were the Giants of Willie Mays, Willie McCovey and Orlando Cepeda, this would not be an evening for a barrage of tape-measure blasts."
  • "The store includes hats, golf polos, and, of course, custom-made jean shorts with 10-inch inseam, tape-measure loop and a button front with brass zipper fly."