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speed indicator

an instrument for counting the number of revolutions of a gasoline engine.
Also called speed counter.
Origin of speed indicator
First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Rob glanced at the speed indicator on the steel wall of the "pilot house."

    The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam John Henry Goldfrap
  • The speed indicator was pointing to four hundred miles per hour.

  • Over, well over a hundred the speed indicator said the "Marah" was doing.

    Air Men o' War Boyd Cable
  • Medenham glanced at the clock by the side of the speed indicator.

    Cynthia's Chauffeur Louis Tracy
  • A speed indicator on the crank shaft will show the number of vibrations best.

    Farm Engines and How to Run Them James H. Stephenson
  • The needle upon the speed indicator quivered round its dial, moving ever upwards.

    The Air Pirate Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
  • He tilted her carefully and watched the speed indicator climb slowly and hang steady.

    Air Men o' War Boyd Cable
  • The speed indicator pointed to one hundred and seventy-five miles an hour.

    The Panchronicon Harold Steele Mackaye
  • The instruments consisted of a compass, an altimetre to register the height, a speed indicator and several others.

    Don Hale with the Flying Squadron W. Crispin Sheppard
  • We were more than a thousand miles from our starting point and the speed indicator read seven thousand miles an hour.

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