Leveling staff
Leveling Lev"el*ing, n. [Written also levelling.] 1. The act or operation of making level. [1913 Webster]

2. (Surveying) The art or operation of using a leveling instrument for finding a horizontal line, for ascertaining the differences of level between different points of the earth's surface included in a survey, for establishing grades, etc., as in finding the descent of a river, or locating a line of railroad. [1913 Webster]

{Leveling instrument}. See {Surveyor's level}, under {Level}, n.

{Leveling staff}, a graduated rod or staff used in connection with a leveling instrument for measuring differences of level between points. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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