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- n. An instrument used to measure the hardness or stiffness of a material, especially of an elastomer, such as rubber. A simple durometer consists of a movable tip on a spring with a dial gauge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument for measuring the degree of hardness; especially, an instrument for testing the relative hardness of steel rails and the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus invented by Behrens for testing the hardness of steel rails.
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