hodometer

Definition of hodometer

ho`dom´e`ter   Pronunciation: hô`dǒm´ė`tẽr
n.1.A device for measuring the length of a path, consisting of a wheel of known circumference attached to a rod held in the hand, and pushed along a surface, which is usually the ground or a floor. The number of times the wheel makes a complete circle multiplied by the circumference is a measure of the length of the path traversed. It may be used to measure distances on curved as well as straight paths. A variant which registers the miles and rods traversed is sometimes used by surveyors.

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automotive vehicle, meter, mileometer, milometer, motor vehicle, odometer
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