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carpentry: measuring and marking tools [2]click to hear

carpentry: measuring and marking tools [2] tape measure tape hook case scale tape lock

tape measure click to hear

Instrument for determining length made up of a graduated, flexible tape of variable length that rolls up inside a case.

tape click to hear

Thin metal graduated band; it is narrow and flexible for measuring lengths.

hook click to hear

Bent metal end of the tape that is hooked onto an object; it also makes it easier to unroll the tape.

case click to hear

Metal body enclosing the graduated tape.

scale click to hear

Divisions of equal length marked on the tape and constituting the units of measurement.

tape lock click to hear

Mechanism preventing the tape from rewinding, making it easier to measure things.