American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An instrument for measuring wind force and velocity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for indicating the velocity or pressure of the wind; a wind-gage. Casella's portable anemometer, designed for measuring the velocity of air-currents in mines and ventilating shafts, consists of a wind-wheel attached to a counting arrangement. Anemometers for indicating velocity are commonly formed of plane surfaces or drums exposed to the wind, and so arranged as to yield to its pressure and indicate the amount by their movements.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of the wind; a wind gauge.
- n. a gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind
- From Ancient Greek ἄνεμος (anemos, "wind") + -meter. (Wiktionary)
“The actual wind speed is unknown as the anemometer was broken and blown off at the 207 mark; it is estimated that if the equipment would have been able to survive the storm, the true amount would have been higher.”
“Paula #7: The actual wind speed is unknown as the anemometer was broken and blown off at the 207 mark;”
“The mileages registered by our anemometer were the mean for a whole hour, neglecting individual gusts, whose velocity much exceeded the average and which were always the potent factors in destructive work.”
“And the anemometer, which is still recording data, will stay there at least until warmer weather, he says.”
“We're going to talk about what kind of anemometer to get because I spent $200 this time and it's for nothing, you know what I mean?”
“Great difference of opinion exists as to whether on large surfaces the average pressure per sq.ft. is as great as on small surfaces, such as anemometer plates.”
“This is high praise, considering the TIV 2 has spikes, a photo of some prairie dogs, hydraulic panels, lifts, a swiveling jump seat, an anemometer that measures wind speed, a license plate reading "Do Not Follow During Adverse Weather" and a 92-pound IMAX camera in the back.”
“(I personally recall recording a wind-gust of 70 mph with a hand-held anemometer atop the Atmospheric Sciences building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison).”
“The closest anemometer, in the town of Diepenbeek, recorded gusts above 50mph and there were reports of large hail and possibly a tornado.”
“He also developed numerous other instruments, including the manometer, cyanometer, diaphonometer, anemometer and mountain eudiometer, the first electrometer (1766), a device for measuring electric potential by means of attraction or repulsion of charged bodies, and the first hygrometer, utilizing a human hair to measure humidity (1783).”
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