spherograph

Spherograph

Spher"o*graph\, n. [Sphere + -graph.] An instrument for facilitating the practical use of spherics in navigation and astronomy, being constructed of two cardboards containing various circles, and turning upon each other in such a manner that any possible spherical triangle may be readily found, and the measures of the parts read off by inspection.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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