Definitions

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  • n. An instrument for measuring angles for determining elevations, distances, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for measuring angles for determining elevations, distances, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument for measuring angles of all kinds, in order to determine elevations, distances, and the like.

Etymologies

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panto- + -meter: compare French pantomètre.

Examples

  • Vesuvius, and had himself lowered by means of a rope into the crater of the volcanic mountain and with the help of his pantometer ascertained exactly the different dimensions of the crater and its inner structure.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent

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  • Pants!

    November 3, 2011