Dictionary

pantograph

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

pantograph

noun pan·to·graph \ˈpan-tə-ˌgraf\

Definition of PANTOGRAPH

1
:  an instrument for copying something (as a map) on a predetermined scale consisting of four light rigid bars jointed in parallelogram form; also :  any of various extensible devices of similar construction (as for use as brackets or gates)
2
:  an electrical trolley carried by a collapsible and adjustable frame
pan·to·graph·ic \ˌpan-tə-ˈgra-fik\ adjective

Illustration of PANTOGRAPH

Origin of PANTOGRAPH

French pantographe, from pant- + -graphe -graph
First Known Use: 1723

pantograph

noun pan·to·graph \ˈpant-ə-ˌgraf\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PANTOGRAPH

:  an instrument for copying (as from a radiograph) on a predetermined scale consisting of four light rigid bars jointed in parallelogram form

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: pantographerPrevious Word in the Dictionary: pantofleAll Words Near: pantograph
March 05, 2015
ilk Hear it
Sort or kind
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears