from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An instrument for indicating speed.
- n. An instrument for indicating distance traveled as well as rate of speed.
- n. An odometer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A device that measures, and indicates the current speed of a vehicle.
- n. Such a device incorporating an odometer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A speed-recorder; a speed-indicator or recorder adapted to an automobile, carriage, or bicycle. See speed-indicator.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a meter fixed to a vehicle that measures and displays its speed
You make the correction because you know the speedometer is off.
Or maybe the speedometer is busted and you are only traveling 25 mph and a cushy guardrail is close by.
The speedometer is over 100, dad needs to slow down.
Where you'd normally find the speedometer is a clip to hold a family photo.
Automatically he glanced down, but the face of the speedometer was a spiderweb of cracks.
"He'd never written anything, but he had a great speedometer, which is to say, a lot of life experience."
But the brand, argues McDowell, often gets dinged by customers who have problems with some of the very features that appeal to other buyers, like the speedometer, which is mounted in the center of the instrument panel, rather than behind the steering wheel.
In the speedometer is a circular multifunction LCD that can display a vertical speedometer, like on an aircraft.
For example, if the speedometer was the only gauge, speed is known, but what good is that if the lack of a fuel gauge left you out of gas?
The markings on the speedometer are a pain - black and white and very simple is the best.