set square

set square
a) A flat triangular piece of plastic or other material, having corners of precise angles, used in technical drawing

Descartes extended this classification by introducing his set-square compass. This is mechanism of sliding set squares that "push" each other... .

b) a right angle tool used to determine if two surfaces join at a 90-degree angle, composed of two arms, usually made from metal.

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  • set square — thin and flat metal or plastic instrument shaped in a triangle with one angle at 90 degrees which is used for drawing angles …   English contemporary dictionary

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