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.
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How to use dynamometer in a sentence
A very heavy strain was imposed on the wire as the vessel rose in the swell; the dynamometer registering up to seven tons.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
At the last the levitation was such that the dynamometer rested horizontally on the table.Mysterious Psychic Forces | Camille Flammarion
Manufacturers usually test yarn and fabrics by means of an instrument called a dynamometer.Textiles | William H. Dooley
Carried upon the bridge is a platform which bears a number of instruments, chief among which is a self-recording dynamometer.The Romance of War Inventions | Thomas W. Corbin
The incline of the track, added to the reading of the dynamometer, showed a total screw thrust of 2,164 lbs.A History of Aeronautics | E. Charles Vivian
British Dictionary definitions for dynamometer
any of a number of instruments for measuring power or force
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