from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several instruments used to measure mechanical power.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various devices used to measure mechanical power, especially those that measure the torque of a rotating shaft
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apparatus for measuring force or power; especially, muscular effort of men or animals, or the power developed by a motor, or that required to operate machinery.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus for measuring the amount of force expended by men, animals, or motors in moving a load, operating machines, towing vessels, etc.; a power-measurer.
- n. An instrument for determining the magnifying power of a telescope by measuring the diameter of the little image of the object-glass which is formed just outside of the eyepiece: usually, and better, called dynameter, to distinguish it from the instrument for measuring stress.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. measuring instrument designed to measure power
These tests are conducted in a laboratory where the car is driven on a dynamometer, which is a bit like a treadmill for cars.
In the study, Byram and colleagues followed pitchers playing for the Colorado Rockies over a five-year period from 2001 to 2005, testing their strength using a device called a dynamometer as the players performed four different shoulder exercises. weakness in one of three exercises during the preseason were at risk of suffering an in-season shoulder injury that would require surgery, Byram said.
This FOA is for the design and construction of a large dynamometer facility (a dynamometer is a device used to test a motor or engine for efficiency and torque) for testing 5 to 15
The drum is another wheel, four feet in diameter and nine inches deep, which is also controlled by powerful brakes; and from it the cable passes over another grooved wheel before it gets to the "dynamometer" wheel.
There is an automotive testing instrument called a dynamometer which can be used to help judge engine performance; it should be available from auto parts dealers (House,
"dynamometer" and gave him a clue that would lead him to NASCAR's executive chef where he was asked to spell "acidulation."
Then the newly assembled motor spent its first three hours of life running on a dynamometer, a device for measuring power output.
Tommy leaned over the dynamometer and spat in the wheel well.
Those cars that pass every test will move on to a Validation phase next month, undergoing dynamometer testing under controlled laboratory conditions to verify technical performance results.
The Automotive X Prize teams competing for the $10 million prize have moved on to the Validation stage this month, where their fuel economy and emissions will be retested on a stationary dynamometer at Argonne National Laboratory.