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  • n. Dated form of odometer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A device for measuring the length of a path, consisting of a wheel of known circumference attached to a rod held in the hand, and pushed along a surface, which is usually the ground or a floor. The number of times the wheel makes a complete circle multiplied by the circumference is a measure of the length of the path traversed. It may be used to measure distances on curved as well as straight paths. A variant which registers the miles and rods traversed is sometimes used by surveyors.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for measuring the distance traveled by a wheeled vehicle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a meter that shows mileage traversed

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