from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various surveying instruments for measuring angles of elevation, slope, or incline, as of an embankment. Also called inclinometer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An apparatus for measuring a vertical angle, a slope, or the height of a large object (e.g. a tree).
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for determining the dip of beds or strata, pr the slope of an embankment or cutting; a kind of plumb level.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument used to determine the dip of rock-strata.
- n. A carpenters' tool for comparing slopes and levels.
- n. Also klinometer.
- n. In ophthalmology, same as clinoscope.
- n. An instrument used to determine the heel or pitch of a vessel. When placed athwart-ships it shows the former; when placed fore-and-aft, the latter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an instrument used by surveyors in order to measure an angle of inclination or elevation
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