Definition of foot rule in English:

foot rule

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noun

historical
A foot-long measuring instrument.
More example sentences
  • Having a foot rule in his pocket, he quietly took the dimensions of the hat of the one immediately before him, and it was 16 ½ inches wide and nine ½ inches from the shoulder to the top, the other three being of a similar description.
  • ‘It's the foot rule you want, Sir,’ said Nurse; ‘if I may make so bold.’
  • When purchasing modern devices across the counter, either foot rules, tape measures or metre sticks, the variations may be as much as .3%.

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