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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 compasses
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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 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.
 Bow compasses. See Bow-compass.
 Caliber compasses, Caliper compasses. See Calipers.
 Proportional, Triangular, etc., compasses. See under Proportional, etc.