pantograph (plural pantographs)
- A mechanical linkage based on parallelograms causing two objects to move in parallel; notably as a drawing aid.
- A pantograph can be adjusted to make either scaled or exact copies.
- By extension, a structure of crosswise bars linked in such a way that it can extend and compress like an accordion, such as in a pantograph mirror or a scissor lift.
- A pattern printed on a document to reduce the ease of photocopying.
- I was impressed by the quality of the pantograph; I hadn't noticed it on the original, but the copies were covered in unpleasant lines.
- (rail transport) A similarly-formed conductive device, now usually Z-shaped, that collects electric current from overhead lines for trains and trams.
mechanical drawing aid
rail transport: Device that collects electric current from overhead lines
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- pantograph on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Pantograph (rail) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Pantographs on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons
- To engrave by means of a pantograph (parallel linkage) system.