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

Word Origin for stadiometer

C19: from stadio-, from stadium + -meter
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Historical Examples of stadiometer

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

    Fighting in Cuban Waters

    Edward Stratemeyer