# 靠尺和平尺

## English translation: Square and rule

 06:29 Oct 14, 2013
Chinese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / architecture
 Chinese term or phrase: 靠尺和平尺 在房间中，靠尺和平尺用英语怎么讲？我查了一下，平尺好像是straightedge，不知对不对，那么靠尺怎么用英语说？
 Jason FanChina Local time: 07:20
 English translation:Square and rule Explanation:It seems that there are several different types of 靠尺, so it's hard to know which one is meant here. But most likely they are just a normal ruler - called a rule - and a square. Have a look at the links and see what looks familiar.
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Phil Hand
China
Local time: 07:20
 thanks a lot.4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

3Square and rule
 Phil Hand
3longitudinal ruler and leveling ruler
 Shang
3Running Rule and Straightedge
 Eric Koert

3 hrs   confidence:
Running Rule and Straightedge

Explanation:
For 靠尺 I mostly found "Running Rule" as one possible translation:

but I also found "Guiding Edge" as a possible translation:
http://cn.bing.com/dict/search?q=靠尺&mkt=zh-CN&setlang=ZH

For 平尺 I found "Straightedge" as the word used in engineering:
http://baike.baidu.com/view/1216918.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straightedge

 Eric KoertSwitzerlandLocal time: 01:20Native speaker of: Dutch, English

41 mins   confidence:
longitudinal ruler and leveling ruler

Explanation:
longitudinal ruler and leveling ruler

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Note added at 7 hrs (2013-10-14 13:44:30 GMT)
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 ShangChinaLocal time: 07:20Works in fieldNative speaker of: ChinesePRO pts in category: 96

9 hrs   confidence:
Square and rule

Explanation:
It seems that there are several different types of 靠尺, so it's hard to know which one is meant here. But most likely they are just a normal ruler - called a rule - and a square.

Have a look at the links and see what looks familiar.

Reference: http://www.teng.co.uk/engineering-tools/rulesangles-straight...
Reference: http://www.stockwelltools.co.uk/browse.php/section/6056/leve...
 Phil HandChinaLocal time: 07:20Works in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 31
 thanks a lot.

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