semicircumferentor

noun
semi·​circumferentor | \ "+ \

Definition of semicircumferentor

: a surveyor's instrument used for setting out land or buildings to any angle and in preliminary survey work generally and made up of a horizontal graduated semicircle that surrounds a compass and is attached to a base with fixed vertical sights at each end and of a movable arm with vertical sights at each end that pivots on the center of the base

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semi- + circumferentor

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“Semicircumferentor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semicircumferentor. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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