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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an instrument consisting of a rod or beam, having sliding sockets that carry steel or pencil points; -- used for drawing or describing large circles.
  • n. See under Beam.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument consisting of a wooden or brass beam, having sliding sockets that carry steel or pencil points, used for describing large circles and for laying off distances.

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