(?), n. 1. One who, or that which, protracts, or causes protraction.
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2. A mathematical instrument for laying down and measuring angles on paper, used in drawing or in plotting. It is of various forms, semicircular, rectangular, or circular.
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3. (Surg.) An instrument formerly used in extracting foreign or offensive matter from a wound.
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4. (Anat.) A muscle which extends an organ or part; -- opposed to retractor.
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5. An adjustable pattern used by tailors. Knight.
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