Waywiser Way"wis`er, n. [Cf. G. wegweiser a waymark, a guide; weg way + weisen to show, direct.] An instrument for measuring the distance which one has traveled on the road; an odometer, pedometer, or perambulator. [1913 Webster]

The waywiser to a coach, exactly measuring the miles, and showing them by an index. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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