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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun meteorology An instrument for measuring and recording the speed of 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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From Ancient Greek ἄνεμος (anemos, "wind") +‎ -meter.


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  • Paula #7: The actual wind speed is unknown as the anemometer was broken and blown off at the 207 mark;

    Making Light: Snowpocalypse Part Next 2009

  • 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.

    Making Light: Snowpocalypse Part Next 2009

  • 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.

    The Home of the Blizzard Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 Douglas Mawson 1920

  • And the anemometer, which is still recording data, will stay there at least until warmer weather, he says. - 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?

    CNN Transcript Oct 24, 2005 2005

  • 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.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria" Various

  • (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.

    Weatherwatch: Storms lead to collapsed stages and damage 2011

  • 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).

    De Saussure, Horace Bénédict 2009

  • 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


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