hectometer

or hek·to·me·ter

[hek-tuh-mee-ter]

noun

a unit of length equal to 100 meters, or 328.08 feet. Abbreviation: hm

Nearby words

  1. hectograph,
  2. hectographic,
  3. hectography,
  4. hectoliter,
  5. hectolitre,
  6. hectometre,
  7. hector,
  8. hectostere,
  9. hecuba,
  10. hedda gabler

Also especially British, hec·to·me·tre.

Origin of hectometer

From the French word hectomètre, dating back to 1800–10. See hecto-, -meter

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British Dictionary definitions for hectometre

hectometre

US hectometer

noun

one hundred metres: 1 hectometre is equivalent to 328.089 feetSymbol: hm
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