stadiometer

noun

an instrument that measures the length of curves, dashes, etc, by running a toothed wheel along them

Nearby words

  1. stadholder,
  2. stadia,
  3. stadia rod,
  4. stadial,
  5. stadimeter,
  6. stadium,
  7. stadium jacket,
  8. stadle,
  9. stadtholder,
  10. staff

Word Origin for stadiometer

C19: from stadio-, from stadium + -meter

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Examples from the Web for stadiometer

  • "I'll have it in a moment, captain," answered the chief yeoman, and took up his stadiometer.

    Fighting in Cuban Waters|Edward Stratemeyer