Definition of bow compass in English:

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bow compass

Pronunciation: /ˈbō ˌkəmpəs/
(also bow compasses)


A compass with jointed legs.
Example sentences
  • Some French coopers used this kind of bow compass rather than the common hinged compass.
  • Drop bow compasses were also referred to as rotating compasses or sometimes, incorrectly, as pump compasses.
  • The Linex Compass Set contains a pencil compass with knee joint, a bow compass, a pen insert with handle and extra leads.
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