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
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How to use astrolabe in a sentence
If you ever wondered how astrolabes worked, down to the last detail, this is the book for you.
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.
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Astrolabe, an instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the sun or stars, now superseded by the quadrant and sextant.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