pantograph


pan·to·graph

noun \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

pan·to·graph

noun \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

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