Yardstick (noun)

  1. A measuring stick that is 3 feet (36 inches) long.
  2. A standard or measure used for comparison or evaluation.

Origin:

The word "yardstick" is a combination of "yard" and "stick". a yardstick is a measuring stick that is 3 feet (36 inches) long, traditionally used to measure yards. it has been used since the 19th century to refer to a standard or measure used for comparison or evaluation.

Examples:

  1. The carpenter used a yardstick to measure the length of the board.
  2. He used his success as a yardstick for others.
  3. The teacher used the test scores as a yardstick to evaluate the students' performance.
  4. The company uses customer satisfaction as a yardstick for the quality of their products.
  5. A yardstick is a useful tool for measuring length and width.
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