American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An instrument that indicates distance traveled by a vehicle.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument extensively used for measuring the distance passed over by any wheeled vehicle, and also in topographical surveying in regions traversed by roads. For ordinary purposes of distance-measuring the odometer is attached to the wheel of the vehicle, the length of the circumference of which has been measured, and the distance is computed from the reading of the index. In surveying with the odometer the wheel is ten feet in circumference, and is made with great care; it is drawn by hand. This kind of odometer has been extensively used in the United States in the preparation of the various State maps chiefly in use. In most of the so-called “county maps” in the northeastern States nearly all the work has been done by compass and odometer surveys.
- n. An instrument attached to the wheel of a vehicle, to measure the distance traversed.
- n. A wheel used by surveyors, which registers distance traversed.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An instrument attached to a vehicle or connected, as by a flexible cable, to the wheel of a vehicle, which measures the distance traversed.
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- n. a meter that shows mileage traversed
- From hodometer, from Ancient Greek ὁδός (hodós, "road, path, way") + μέτρον (métron, "measure") (Wiktionary)
- French odomètre, from Greek hodometron : hodos, journey + metron, measure; see -meter. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“So, it would be another 1,000km, only my odometer is lying, or roverthedog is taking it out for joyrides, because my records from last fall said I stopped biking at 800km, and when I started riding 17 days ago it said 858.”
“Even though he's 30, he wasn't being chased by defensive ends for two seasons so his odometer is closer to that of a 28-year old.”
“The card shark caught marking the deck, the auto dealer caught resetting a used car's odometer, is rarely contrite.”
“Pittsburgh: The Bus 'odometer is over 100,000 miles.”
“Even in states that don’t have annual inspections, you can allow drivers to estimate (or cheat) so long as the odometer is verified when it’s resold because the new owner has an incentive for the reading to be correct.”
“The odometer is a sort of lifespan indicator, that runs while the watch is running.”
“VCDS - EDC-15-16 Mileage Checker - Section 27-A [EDC-15-16 Mileage] is found in the Applications Screen and is used to show an independent "odometer" reading stored in the ECU.”
“It seems every month I hit a new "odometer" milestone here on Epinions and several months have me rolling into the "00s" for multiple categories or ratings.”
“Dimaxum And do not believe the "odometer" It lies.”
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