Origin of astrolabe
OTHER WORDS FROM astrolabeas·tro·lab·i·cal [as-truh-lab-i-kuhl, -ley-bi-], /ˌæs trəˈlæb ɪ kəl, -ˈleɪ bɪ-/, adjective
Words nearby astrolabe
How to use astrolabe in a sentence
Most noteworthy among the instruments of the day was the astrolabe, a contraption containing movable disks to measure and represent the positions of astronomical objects.
If you ever wondered how astrolabes worked, down to the last detail, this is the book for you.
Mr. Brae, in the Appendix to his edition of Chaucer's Astrolabe (p. 101), has a long note on the present passage.Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
The Astrolabe had anchored in the same depth, and upon a similar bottom.Celebrated Travels and Travellers|Jules Verne
By this officer the following intelligence was brought back concerning the voyage of the Astrolabe and Boussole.The Voyage Of Governor Phillip To Botany Bay|Arthur Phillip
Astrolabe, an instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the sun or stars, now superseded by the quadrant and sextant.
But a passage in the prologue to the Astrolabe leaves it without doubt that Chaucer was quite familiar with lunar phenomena.Astronomical Lore in Chaucer|Florence M. Grimm