Meaning of try square in English:

try square


  • An implement used to check and mark right angles in constructional work.

    ‘Place a combination square or try square over the rail so the blade is in line with the edge of the stile.’
    • ‘From this listing, we can see that the squares he was making are what we call ‘try squares’.’
    • ‘When buying a try square there is one main thing to check and that is making sure it is 90 degrees.’
    • ‘The T-Square is another modification of the try square, its principal use being for draughting purposes.’
    • ‘The top inside corner of the handle on some try squares is cut off at a 45-degree angle, for marking miter cuts.’