Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for measuring curved lines upon a map. The instrument consists of a wheel turning as a nut upon a screw. The wheel, being brought hard up to a stop, or to a mark indicated by a pointer, is rolled over the line on the map so as to unscrew it, and is then rolled back over the scale to its former position.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An instrument with a revolving wheel for measuring a curved line, as on a map.
“Another method for measuring curvilinear map distances is to use a mechanical device called an opisometer.”
“These often included local, regional and nationwide plans that most needed an opisometer and a Rubik's Cube to decipher.”
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