Origin of theodolite
Examples from the Web for theodolite
On December 21 the load on the sledge was stripped down to tent, dip-circle, theodolite, cooker and a little food.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
He made application at head-quarters for a theodolite to make a triangulation of the distance, but was refused its use.The Boys of '61|Charles Carleton Coffin.
I could wish we had a theodolite here, and a spirit-level, and other instruments, for settling some important questions.Narrative And Miscellaneous Papers|Thomas De Quincey
He returned with the theodolite still secured at the angle at which the sight had been taken.The Galaxy|Various
Kaufmann volunteers to take back the theodolite; but this does not seem to please Lauener.Hours of Exercise in the Alps|John Tyndall
British Dictionary definitions for theodolite
Word Origin for theodolite
Word Origin and History for theodolite
1570s, of unknown origin (see OED for discussion).