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  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.
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Origin of cyclometer

First recorded in 1805–15; cyclo- + -meter
Related formscy·clo·met·ric [sahy-kluh-me-trik] /ˌsaɪ kləˈmɛ trɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for cyclometer

Historical Examples

  • Miss Wheeler was bending over her cyclometer, but her reply was inaudible.

    The White Shield

    Myrtle Reed

  • The cyclometer will record the distance accurately and it can be read off easily.

  • I can tell, because Ive got a cyclometer that registers the truth.

  • He had taken note of the cyclometer at the time he passed Felix Wagner.

    Great Hike

    Alan Douglas

  • The following table of miles walked were measured from exact diary notes with bicycle and cyclometer after the fast was broken.

British Dictionary definitions for cyclometer


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