drop bow

noun

variants or drop compass
: a bow compass that permits the center leg to remain stationary while the pen or pencil rotates around the center shaft and that is used especially for drawing small circles

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“Drop bow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drop%20bow. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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