AskDefine | Define tapeline

Dictionary Definition

tapeline n : measuring instrument consisting of a narrow strip (cloth or metal) marked in inches or centimeters and used for measuring lengths; "the carpenter should have used his tape measure" [syn: tape, tape measure]

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English

Etymology

tape + line

Noun

  1. A line of lightweight plastic put up around a crime scene bearing words such as "Police Line - Do not cross."
  2. In the context of "rare|US": A tape measure.
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