- an instrument for determining angles of inclination or slope.
Origin of clinometer
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Clinometer, klī-nom′e-tėr, n. an instrument for measuring the angle of inclination or dip of a stratum.
I have no clinometer by which to measure how steep is the inclined plane you are descending, but I know it is very steep.New Tabernacle Sermons
Thomas De Witt Talmage
Probably he has never heard of the clinometer by which geological surveyors arrive at such information.Blue Ridge Country
- an instrument used in surveying for measuring an angle of inclination
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Word Origin and History for clinometer
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