a device designed to measure muscle power.
Origin of ergometer
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Also called: (informal) erg, ergo a type of exercise machine in which the action of rowing is simulated by the pulling of a strong flexible cord wound round a flywheel
Word Origin for ergometer
C20: from Greek ergon work + -meter
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