from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See compass.
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- n. A tool used to draw circles, usually consisting of two arms joined at one end in such a way that the arms can be opened and closed; one of the arms is pointed at its free end while the other holds a pencil, pencil lead or some other implement for making marks.
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