Pronunciation: /ˈstreɪtˌɛdʒ/ Explain

A straightedge is a tool used to draw straight lines, such as a ruler.

A triangular architects ruler.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, straightedge. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 171. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Straightedge. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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