Ruler

Definition of Ruler

Rul´er   Pronunciation: rųl´ẽr
n.1.One who rules; one who exercises sway or authority; a governor.
And he made him ruler over all the land.
- Gen. xli. 43.
A prince and ruler of the land.
- Shak.
2.A straight or curved strip of wood, metal, etc., with a smooth edge, used for guiding a pen or pencil in drawing lines. Cf. Rule, n., 7 (a)<- usu. marked with graduations so that it can be used to measure distances ->.
Parallel ruler
See under Parallel.

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