Peirameter Pei*ram"e*ter, n. [Gr. ? a trail + -meter.] A dynamometer for measuring the force required to draw wheel carriages on roads of different constructions. --G. Francis. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • peirameter — instrument measuring resistance of road surfaces to wheel movement Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • peirameter — pei·ram·e·ter …   English syllables

  • peirameter — pīˈraməd.ə(r), ətə noun Etymology: Greek peira trial, attempt + English meter; akin to Greek peiran to attempt more at fear : a dynamometer of the kind used to indicate the power necessary to haul a truck or carriage over a road or track …   Useful english dictionary

  • Carriage — A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse drawn. It is especially designed for private passenger use and for comfort or elegance, though some are also used to transport goods. It may be light, smart and fast or heavy, large and… …   Wikipedia

  • Scientific Instruments — Have you ever been in the middle of a class lecture, medical examination or episode of Star Trek only to realise suddenly that you have no clue what all those gizmos, gadgets and other scientific instruments actually do? If so, your problems are… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pirameter — variant spelling of peirameter. Knight Dict. Mech. 1714/1 …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”