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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument invented, by Professor W. Wallace of Edinburgh, to construct by mechanical means two similar triangles on two given straight lines, their angles being given. It is especially useful in marine surveying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An instrument for constructing triangles in marine surveying, etc.

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  • noun An instrument for constructing triangles in marine surveying, etc.

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