drafting instrument

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Noun1.drafting instrument - an instrument used by a draftsman in making drawingsdrafting instrument - an instrument used by a draftsman in making drawings
compass - drafting instrument used for drawing circles
divider - a drafting instrument resembling a compass that is used for dividing lines into equal segments or for transferring measurements
instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use
protractor - drafting instrument used to draw or measure angles
triangle - any of various triangular drafting instruments used to draw straight lines at specified angles
T-square - a square used by draftsmen to draw parallel lines
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This is a drafting instrument, used by navigators to draw parallel lines on charts.
The architectural design of 127 Fulton Street, originally commissioned in 1892 by Keuffel & Esser Company, a world world-renowned designer of architectural drafting instruments with a reputation for excellence in functional design, features the rich details of a Renaissance Revival building.
Staedtler, founded in 1835 and located in Nuremberg, Germany, manufactures writing, drawing, painting and drafting instruments and other art-related products.