compasses definition

  • noun:
    • Plural type of compass.
    • a musical instrument for explaining sectors, measuring numbers, etc., composed of two, or (hardly ever) much more, pointed limbs, or legs, usually joined towards the top by a rivet by which they move.
    • Plural type of compass.
    • a musical instrument for explaining groups, measuring numbers, etc., comprising two, or (hardly ever) more, pointed branches, or legs, often joined up with at the top by a rivet by which they move.

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