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pair′ of com′passes(n.)

  1. Category: Fine Arts

    Ref: compass (def. 2). 7

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  1. pair of compasses(Noun)

    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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