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  • n. An instrument with two arms that are pivoted together at one end, and a graduated arc, used by military engineers for measuring and laying off angles of fortifications.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument with two arms that are pivoted together at one end, and a graduated arc, -- used by military engineers for measuring and laying off angles of fortifications.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In engineering, an instrument formerly used for measuring angles, especially in fortification.

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