Meaning of Marquois scale in English:

Marquois scale

Pronunciation /ˈmɑːkwɔɪz ˌskeɪl/


(also Marquois scales)
historical Surveying
  • A plain-edged scale used in conjunction with a triangle for drawing equidistant parallel lines. Also more fully "Marquois parallel scales", "Marquois scale and triangle", and "a pair of Marquois scales".


Late 18th century; earliest use found in The Morning Herald. From a first element of uncertain origin + scale.