Meaning of straightedge

straight•edge

Pronunciation: (strāt'ej"), [key]
— n.
  1. a bar or strip of wood, plastic, or metal having at least one long edge of sufficiently reliable straightness for use in drawing or testing straight lines, plane surfaces, etc.

straight-edge

Pronunciation: (strāt'ej"), [key]
  1. advocating abstinence from alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, and sex and sometimes advocating vegetarianism.
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