{Bow compass … 圆规}

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  • Jeff W

    We always just called it a “compass.” I never heard the term bow compass before but that seems right. You learn something new every day.

    August 24th, 2009 at 1:21 pm #23

  • Mr. Mars

    Hi, Jeff :D
    Thanks for your comment! Oh, really? I just looked up it in “google images”, “compass” and “bow compass” are pretty different:
    bow compass
    compass

    And it seems “bow compass” is a better term for the stuff that the drawing is talking about, what do you think?

    August 24th, 2009 at 1:33 pm #24

  • Jeff W

    Hi, Mr Mars:

    Well, the word compass is used for those two different things. (It’s usually clear from the context which one someone is talking about.)

    I think the term bow compass is better also. :)

    August 24th, 2009 at 10:54 pm #25

  • Mr. Mars

    Oh, I see. I didn’t know something about “context”, sounds complex, you know, I’m from the Mars, haha. Thanks for figuring it out!

    August 24th, 2009 at 11:37 pm #26

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