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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. 2018.
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  • "There's the speed indicator," he said, pointing to one of the dials on the wall.

    The Panchronicon Harold Steele Mackaye
  • Over, well over a hundred the speed indicator said the "Marah" was doing.

    Air Men o' War Boyd Cable
  • A speed indicator is held against the end of a shaft at the center.

    Farm Mechanics Herbert A. Shearer
  • The speed indicator was pointing to four hundred miles per hour.

  • The speed indicator creeps back to thirty-eight miles an hour.

    'Green Balls' Paul Bewsher
  • Medenham glanced at the clock by the side of the speed indicator.

    Cynthia's Chauffeur

    Louis Tracy
  • I handed Harold a speed indicator which I had just received, (Fig. 142), the mechanism of which was all visible.

  • Rob glanced at the speed indicator on the steel wall of the "pilot house."

    The Boy Scouts for Uncle Sam

    John Henry Goldfrap
  • Arcot fell into step with the planet as it moved about in its orbit, and watched the speed indicator carefully.

    Invaders from the Infinite

    John Wood Campbell
  • The needle upon the speed indicator quivered round its dial, moving ever upwards.

    The Air Pirate Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

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