/ (dɪˈvaɪdəz) /
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a type of compass with two pointed arms, used for measuring lines or dividing them
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Words nearby dividers
dividend, dividend cover, dividend on, dividendus, divider, dividers, divi-divi, dividual, divination, divine, Divine Comedy
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How to use dividers in a sentence
With dividers and compass lay off the width of the board into twice as many parts as the dovetails wanted.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
In order to be accurate a line should be drawn along each piece of metal, and the dividers should step off the marks on that line.Practical Mechanics for Boys|J. S. Zerbe
"Do what she says, Will," he mumbled, his eyes crossing on the dividers.The Syndic|C.M. Kornbluth
Our draftsmen had always obtained their dividers from Europe.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell
The first are the persecutors, and the other the dividers and disturbers of the church.A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter