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tape measure

noun [C]  /ˈteɪp ˌmeʒ·ər/ us  
a long strip of plastic, thin metal, or cloth that is marked in units for measuring and can be rolled up to be stored
Translations of “tape measure”
in Korean 줄자…
in Arabic شَريط قِياس…
in Portuguese fita métrica…
in Catalan cinta mètrica…
in Japanese 巻き尺, メジャー…
in Italian metro a nastro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 捲尺,皮尺…
in Russian сантиметр…
in Turkish mezura, şerit metre…
in Chinese (Simplified) 卷尺,皮尺…
in Polish centymetr, miarka…
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