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set squarenoun [C]

uk   /ˈset ˌskweər/  us   /ˈset ˌskwer/ UK (US triangle)
a flat piece of metal or plastic in the shape of a triangle with one angle of 90°, used for drawing angles
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Translations of “set square”
in Arabic مُثلّث لِلرسم…
in Korean 삼각자…
in Portuguese esquadro…
in Catalan cartabó, escaire…
in Japanese 三角定規…
in Chinese (Simplified) 三角板…
in Chinese (Traditional) 三角板…
in Italian squadra da disegno…
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