A metre stick is a substantial ruler used to measure length or width on the metric system. Centimeters and millimetres are the units of measurement on a metre stick (there are 100 cm in a metre) (1,000 mm in a meter). For reference, some metre sticks also offer measurement increments in inches.
For drawing or artistic purposes, straight lines can be drawn using metre sticks. They are frequently encountered in math and science schools where exact measurements of things are necessary. A metre stick can be used to gauge many distances, including table width, flower height, and soil depth.