[ sahy-klom-i-ter ]

  1. an instrument that measures circular arcs.

  2. a device for recording the revolutions of a wheel and hence the distance traversed by a wheeled vehicle; odometer.

Origin of cyclometer

First recorded in 1805–15; cyclo- + -meter

Other words from cyclometer

  • cy·clo·met·ric [sahy-kluh-me-trik], /ˌsaɪ kləˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby cyclometer Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cyclometer in a sentence

  • We always called it a mile; but the last time he was home on leave Freddy measured it with his new cyclometer.

    A Sheaf of Corn | Mary E. Mann
  • Use the cyclometer to find out how soon you must stop, not how much further you must go.

  • If a mental or spiritual cyclometer could be used in such a case, it would make a high record of speed.

    The Vitalized School | Francis B. Pearson
  • For another month we bicycled leisurely around Paris and added two or three hundred miles to our cyclometer record.

    The New Glutton or Epicure | Horace Fletcher
  • Gersten and Pascal harnessed trains of wheels to their "ready-reckoners," somewhat similar to the well-known cyclometer.

    The Romance of Modern Mechanism | Archibald Williams

British Dictionary definitions for cyclometer


/ (saɪˈklɒmɪtə) /

  1. a device that records the number of revolutions made by a wheel and hence the distance travelled

Derived forms of cyclometer

  • cyclometry, noun

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