Definition of recipiangle in English:

recipiangle

noun

History Of Science
  • An instrument for measuring or marking off angles consisting of two arms pivoted about a common centre, each with sights, and a protractor or graduated arc against which the arms can be moved.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Ephraim Chambers (?1680–1740), encyclopaedist. From French récipiangle, apparently from recipi- + French angle.

Pronunciation

recipiangle

/rɪˈsɪpɪaŋɡl/