Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An instrument that indicates distance traveled by a vehicle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.
  • n. A hodometer.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a meter that shows mileage traversed

Etymologies

French odomètre, from Greek hodometron : hodos, journey + metron, measure; see -meter.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From hodometer, from Ancient Greek ὁδός (hodós, "road, path, way") + μέτρον (métron, "measure") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    bike log

  • 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.

    Vick 2.0

  • The card shark caught marking the deck, the auto dealer caught resetting a used car's odometer, is rarely contrite.

    krugmanize your mind

  • Pittsburgh: The Bus 'odometer is over 100,000 miles.

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  • 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.

    Matthew Yglesias » VMT Madness

  • The odometer is a sort of lifespan indicator, that runs while the watch is running.

    Luxist

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Dimaxum And do not believe the "odometer" It lies.

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  • (a-b) (a+b) = b (a-b), -0 / +2Isn't the last one supposed to be "odometer"?

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