pair of compasses

noun phrase

Word History

First Known Use

1563, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pair of compasses was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Pair of compasses.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pair%20of%20compasses. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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