What does Bow-compass mean?

Bow-compass meaning in General Dictionary

An arcograph.

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  • a tiny set of compasses, one leg which carries a pencil, or a pen, for drawing groups. Its legs in many cases are linked by a bow-shaped spring, in the place of by a joint.
  • a couple of compasses, with a bow or curved dish riveted to one of this legs, and driving through the other.

Bow-compass meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) An arcograph.

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  • (n.) A small couple of compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil, or a pen, for attracting sectors. Its feet are often connected by a bow-shaped springtime, in place of by a joint.
  • (letter.) A set of compasses, with a bow or curved plate riveted to a single regarding the legs, and driving through the various other.