from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instrument for measuring the amount of work done by a muscle or group of muscles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dynamometer used to measure the work done by muscles
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A device for measuring, or an instrument for indicating, energy expended or work done; a dynamometer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for measuring work; a dynamometer. Watt's indicator-diagram is an example of an ergometer. Also called electro-ergometer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. measuring instrument designed to measure power
The accuracy with which this device could study the effect of exercise was amazing, and the ergometer is thus still being used today (in 1997 in Copenhagen alone, five were in use).
NASA officials said on Monday that the "ergometer" - a stationary bike-like contraption specially designed for use in zero gravity - was not functioning properly.
The Krankcycle is basically a pimped out upper body ergometer.
He trained both in an actual boat and on a rowing machine called an ergometer.
For two months, Daniel trained on his basement ergometer; he was coached by Thomas Merritt.
The "sweep ergometer," which was developed by scientists at Edinburgh University in Scotland, the country generally agreed to have invented curling in the 16th century, measures the pressure applied to the brush and the speed of the sweeping strokes on the ice.
Coaches put him on the ergometer, a rowing machine that tests endurance by bringing arm and leg muscles to exhaustion.
One minute he is as good as dead from cancer, and the next he is the Energizer bunny on an ergometer.
As part of this work, he developed his famous automatically controlled bicycle ergometer (1910-11).
A special ergometer that was suspended (including the person being tested) from a balanced system in the ceiling was used to measure weight changes during exercise.