circumferentor

noun

cir·​cum·​fer·​en·​tor
sə(r)ˈkəm(p)fəˌrentə(r)
plural -s
1
: a surveyor's compass with diametral projecting arms each carrying a vertical slit sight
2
: a graduated wheel formerly used to measure tires

Word History

Etymology

Latin circumferentia circumference + English -or

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“Circumferentor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumferentor. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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