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French curve

French curve

n.
A flat drafting instrument with curved edges and several scroll-shaped cutouts, used as a guide in drawing curves when constructing graphs or making engineering drawings.

French curve

n
(Tools) a thin plastic sheet with profiles of several curves, used by draughtsmen for drawing curves

French′

(or french′) curve′,


n.
a flat drafting instrument, the edges of which are cut into several scroll-like curves enabling lines of varying curvature to be drawn.
[1880–85]
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