In the Wikipedia article for Freemasonry, it gave a picture regarding the emblem of the Freemasons:
The caption below reads:
The Masonic Square and Compasses.
(Found with or without the letter G)
Just wondering, is "Compasses" correct? Shouldn't it be compass? I looked this up on several dictionaries, and I don't seem to find "compasses" when referring to a tool for drawing circles, only "compass". However, "compasses" makes sense, as it looks something similar to "scissors".
Should it be "compass" or "compasses"?