Definition of try square in English:

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try square

Pronunciation: /ˈtrī ˌskwer/


An implement used to check and mark right angles in construction work.
Example sentences
  • Place a combination square or try square over the rail so the blade is in line with the edge of the stile.
  • From this listing, we can see that the squares he was making are what we call ‘try squares’.
  • When buying a try square there is one main thing to check and that is making sure it is 90 degrees.

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Syllabification: try square

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