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bow compass meaning

  "bow compass" in a sentence
  • [Architecture]

    A compass, one leg of which carries a pencil or pen; the legs are connected by a bow-shaped spring instead of a joint; used to draw arcs or circles.

Examples

  1. spring bow compass with interchangeable points for precision drawing instruments
  2. In 1874 the founder Emil Oskar Richter invented the bow compass.

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