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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device for measuring the length of curves, such as on a map.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument with a revolving wheel for measuring a curved line, as on a map.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for measuring curved lines upon a map.

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  • an instrument with a revolving wheel for measuring curved
    lines, as on a map

    March 2, 2007