French curve

or french curve


noun

a flat drafting instrument, usually consisting of a sheet of clear plastic, the edges of which are cut into several scroll-like curves enabling a draftsperson to draw lines of varying curvature.

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Origin of French curve

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for French curve

French curve

noun

a thin plastic sheet with profiles of several curves, used by draughtsmen for drawing curves
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