circumferentor

noun
cir·​cum·​fer·​en·​tor | \ sə(r)ˈkəm(p)fəˌrentə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of circumferentor

1 : a surveyor's compass with diametral projecting arms each carrying a vertical slit sight
2 : a graduated wheel formerly used to measure tires

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History and Etymology for circumferentor

Latin circumferentia circumference + English -or

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“Circumferentor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumferentor. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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