pair of compasses

A tool used to draw circles, usually consisting of two arms joined at one end in such a way that the arms can be opened and closed; one of the arms is pointed at its free end while the other holds a pencil, pencil lead or some other implement for making marks.

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  • pair of compasses — skriestuvas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. compasses; pair of compasses vok. Zirkel, m rus. циркуль, m pranc. compas, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • pair of compasses — noun see compass II * * * compass (def. 7) [1545 55] * * * pair of compasses, a drawing compass …   Useful english dictionary

  • pair of compasses — pair of calipers, dividers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pair of compasses — pair′ of com′passes n. fia compass 2) • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • pair of compasses — Date: 1563 compass 3c …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pair of compasses — compass (def. 7) [1545 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • compasses — skriestuvas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. compasses; pair of compasses vok. Zirkel, m rus. циркуль, m pranc. compas, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • pairof compasses — pair of compasses n. See compass. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bow-compasses — Bow compass Bow com pass, n.; pl. {Bow compasses}. 1. An arcograph. [1913 Webster] 2. A small pair of compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil, or a pen, for drawing circles. Its legs are often connected by a bow shaped spring, instead of by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bow-compasses — bowˈ compasses plural noun A small pair of compasses, often with a bow shaped spring instead of a hinge • • • Main Entry: ↑bow …   Useful english dictionary

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