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COMPAS POINTES SECHES SECTEUR [1 record]

Record 1 2012-09-26

English

Subject field(s)
  • Scientific Instruments
  • Measuring Instruments (Engineering)
DEF

A pair of dividers, resembling a wing compass.

OBS

dividers: An instrument used for transferring equal lengths from one point to another on a drawing. Like the compass it has two legs hinged together at one end, but unlike the compass it has both legs pointed.

OBS

wing dividers: Often confused with "wing compasses" due to similarity in construction.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Instruments scientifiques
  • Instruments de mesure (Ingénierie)
OBS

compas à pointes sèches : Compas dont chaque branche se termine par une simple pointe, utilisé pour reporter des longueurs.

Spanish

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