from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An instrument for measuring wind speed.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An instrument for indicating the velocity or pressure of the wind; a wind-gage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of the wind; a wind gauge.
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- noun meteorology An
instrumentfor measuringand recordingthe speedof the wind
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a gauge for recording the speed and direction of wind
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Paula #7: The actual wind speed is unknown as the anemometer was broken and blown off at the 207 mark;
The actual wind speed is unknown as the anemometer was broken and blown off at the 207 mark; it is estimated that if the equipment would have been able to survive the storm, the true amount would have been higher.
The mileages registered by our anemometer were the mean for a whole hour, neglecting individual gusts, whose velocity much exceeded the average and which were always the potent factors in destructive work.
And the anemometer, which is still recording data, will stay there at least until warmer weather, he says.
Thestar.com - Home Page Susan Pigg 2011
We're going to talk about what kind of anemometer to get because I spent $200 this time and it's for nothing, you know what I mean?
Great difference of opinion exists as to whether on large surfaces the average pressure per sq.ft. is as great as on small surfaces, such as anemometer plates.
(I personally recall recording a wind-gust of 70 mph with a hand-held anemometer atop the Atmospheric Sciences building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison).
Massive, historic storm tearing through Midwest Jason Samenow 2010
The closest anemometer, in the town of Diepenbeek, recorded gusts above 50mph and there were reports of large hail and possibly a tornado.
He also developed numerous other instruments, including the manometer, cyanometer, diaphonometer, anemometer and mountain eudiometer, the first electrometer (1766), a device for measuring electric potential by means of attraction or repulsion of charged bodies, and the first hygrometer, utilizing a human hair to measure humidity (1783).
This is high praise, considering the TIV 2 has spikes, a photo of some prairie dogs, hydraulic panels, lifts, a swiveling jump seat, an anemometer that measures wind speed, a license plate reading "Do Not Follow During Adverse Weather" and a 92-pound IMAX camera in the back.
Storm Chaser and Tank Blow Into Town Marshall Heyman 2011