Pantograph



[pan-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˈpæn təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/

noun
1.
Also, pantagraph. an instrument for the mechanical copying of plans, diagrams, etc., on any desired scale.
2.
Electricity. a device usually consisting of two parallel, hinged, double-diamond frames, for transferring current from an overhead wire to a vehicle, as a trolley car or electric locomotive.
/ˈpæntəˌɡrɑːf/
noun
1.
an instrument consisting of pivoted levers for copying drawings, maps, etc, to any desired scale
2.
a sliding type of current collector, esp a diamond-shaped frame mounted on a train roof in contact with an overhead wire
3.
a device consisting of a parallelogram of jointed rods used to suspend a studio lamp so that its height can be adjusted

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