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A ruler (measuring device).

EtymologyEdit

rule +‎ -er.

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NounEdit

ruler (plural rulers)

  1. A (usually rigid), flat, rectangular measuring or drawing device with graduations in units of measurement; a rule; a straightedge with markings; a measure.
  2. A person who rules or governs; a person who exercises dominion or controlling power over others.

Usage notesEdit

In American English, the word "ruler" is often used specifically to refer to such a measuring device that is one foot (12 inches) long. Used in contrast with "yardstick" and "meter stick."

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VerbEdit

ruler (third-person singular simple present rulers, present participle rulering, simple past and past participle rulered)

  1. (transitive) To beat with a ruler (as a traditional school punishment).

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