a person or thing that divides; specif.,
- [pl.] an instrument for dividing lines, measuring or marking off distances, etc.; compasses
- a screen, set of shelves, etc. used to separate a room into distinct areas
- a. One that divides, especially a screen or other partition.b. Chiefly British A highway median strip.
- A device resembling a compass, used for dividing lines and transferring measurements.