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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bow-compass \Bow"-com`pass\, n.; pl. Bow-compasses. 1. An arcograph. [1913 Webster] 2. A small pair of compasses, one leg of which carries a pencil, or a pen, for drawing circles. Its legs are often connected by a bow-shaped spring, instead of by a joint. [1913 Webster] 3. A pair of compasses, with a bow or arched plate riveted to one of the legs, and passing through the other. [1913 Webster]