from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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
Sorry, no etymologies found.