dumpy level


noun Surveying.

an instrument consisting of a spirit level mounted under and parallel to a telescope, the latter being rigidly attached to its supports.

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Origin of dumpy level

First recorded in 1830–40

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British Dictionary definitions for dumpy level

dumpy level

noun

surveying a levelling instrument consisting of a horizontal telescope with various rotational arrangements and a spirit level
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