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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɹuːlə(ɹ)/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɹuːlɚ/
- Rhymes: -uːlə(ɹ)
ruler (plural rulers)
- A (usually rigid), flat, rectangular measuring or drawing device with graduations in units of measurement; a rule; a straightedge with markings; a measure.
- A person who rules or governs; a person who exercises dominion or controlling power over others.
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measuring or drawing device
person who rules or governs
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- (transitive) To beat with a ruler (as a traditional school punishment).