- a device for measuring mechanical force, as a balance.
- a device for measuring mechanical power, especially one that measures the output or driving torque of a rotating machine.
Origin of dynamometer
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The ratio of increase in the volume of coal-power may serve as dynamometer.The Education of Henry Adams
Testing the breaking strength and the elasticity by the dynamometer.Textiles
William H. Dooley
But when we came to try it with the dynamometer it surprised us.My Airships
The news soon spread; men rushed from compass to dynamometer.The Atlantic Telegraph
William Howard Russell
Dynamometer: with both hands, 84; with right, 54; with left, 43.The Criminal
- any of a number of instruments for measuring power or force
- An instrument for measuring the degree of muscular power.ergometer
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