tracing wheel


: a usually toothed wheel with a handle that is used on tracing paper to trace a pattern

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tracing wheel was circa 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Tracing wheel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

tracing wheel

: a small plain or toothed wheel attached to a handle and used on tracing paper to trace a clothing pattern
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