dividersnoun [ plural ]uk /dɪˈvaɪ.dəz/ us /dɪˈvaɪ.dɚz/ UK
Examples from literature
- I then, though with some horror at my temerity, asked permission to verify his work with the dividers, and found at the first stroke a difference of at least half an inch in the distance between the eyes.
- Kettle marked it off with a leg of the dividers on the chart.
- The opposite leg of the dividers is the one to which is attached the spring for close setting of the points.