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Synonyms: dividers, divider calipers; DE: Zirkel, Reißzirkel
Type: marking & measuring hand tool
Material: nearly everything
Access Requirements: upon reading
Similar (More or Less): scriber, calipers

Compasses (or "dividers") are tools to draw or inscribe circles as well as to reproduce distances.

We have a scribing compass and one that uses a regular pencil to make its mark.