Compasses Com"pass*es, n., pl. An instrument for describing circles, measuring figures, etc., consisting of two, or (rarely) more, pointed branches, or legs, usually joined at the top by a rivet on which they move. [1913 Webster]

Note: The compasses for drawing circles have adjustable pen points, pencil points, etc.; those used for measuring without adjustable points are generally called dividers. See {Dividers}. [1913 Webster]

{Bow compasses}. See {Bow-compass}.

{Caliber compasses}, {Caliper compasses}. See {Calipers}.

{Proportional}, {Triangular}, etc., {compasses}. See under {Proportional}, etc. [1913 Webster]

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