from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, delineates.
  • n. A perambulator which records distances and delineates a profile, as of a road.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, delineates; a sketcher.
  • n. A perambulator which records distances and delineates a profile, as of a road.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who delineates or sketches, either pictorially or verbally.
  • n. Specifically A tailors' pattern, made so as to expand in certain directions to correspond to the varying sizes of the garments.
  • n. A surveying instrument on wheels, which, on being moved over the ground, records the distance traversed and delineates the slopes or profile of the country; a perambulator.


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