Gunter's quadrant


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Gun´ter's quad`rant


1.A thin quadrant, made of brass, wood, etc., showing a stereographic projection on the plane of the equator. By it are found the hour of the day, the sun's azimuth, the altitude of objects in degrees, etc. See Gunter's scale.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.