yardstick compass

yardstick compass

[′yärd‚stik ‚käm·pəs]
(graphic arts)
A simple arrangement consisting of two fully adjustable clips that slide on an ordinary yardstick; one clip has a sharp point, the other a pencil holder; the compass is used to make large, accurate circles.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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To use the yardstick compass, tap the nail very lightly through the yardstick into your workpiece.