Definitions for pair of compasses
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pair′ of com′passes(n.)
Category: Fine Arts
Ref: compass (def. 2). 7
Origin of pair of compasses:
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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