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bow-compass - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'bow-compass' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bow-compass [ n.]
- An arcograph.
- 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 a joint.
- A pair of compasses, with a bow or arched plate riveted to one of the legs, and passing through the other.