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ready reckoner

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noun
  1. reckoner(def 2).

Origin of ready reckoner

First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for ready reckoner

Historical Examples

  • He had no more need for a ready-reckoner than a centipede has of legs.

    The Bondboy

    George W. (George Washington) Ogden

  • We have checked that statement, with the aid of a ready-reckoner and a Latin dictionary, and we find it substantially correct.

  • True, all turns on your Ready-Reckoner being moderately correct,—being not insupportably incorrect!

    Past and Present

    Thomas Carlyle

  • The French word barme or barrme, a ready-reckoner, is derived from his name.

  • The ready-reckoner was, therefore, the money-maker for Morgan, who seemed to carry an inexhaustible supply.

    The Bondboy

    George W. (George Washington) Ogden


British Dictionary definitions for ready reckoner

ready reckoner

noun
  1. a table of numbers used to facilitate simple calculations, esp one for applying rates of discount, interest, charging, etc, to different sums
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