dumpy level
noun Date: 1838 a surveyor's level with a short telescope rigidly fixed and rotating only in a horizontal plane

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  • Dumpy level — Dump y lev el (Surv.) A level having a short telescope (hence its name) rigidly fixed to a table capable only of rotatory movement in a horizontal plane. The telescope is usually an inverting one. It is sometimes called the {Troughton level},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dumpy level — n. a surveyor s level with a telescope fixed to a spirit level that rotates in a lateral plane …   English World dictionary

  • Dumpy level — Automatic level in use on a construction site Leveler for use by hand …   Wikipedia

  • Dumpy level — noun a surveyor s level having a short telescope fixed to a horizontally rotating table and a spirit level • Hypernyms: ↑surveyor s level * * * noun Etymology: dumpy (II) : a surveyor s level with a short usually inverting telescope that is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dumpy-level — dumpˈy levˈel noun A surveyor s level with rigid connection of the telescope to the vertical spindle • • • Main Entry: ↑dumpy …   Useful english dictionary

  • dumpy level — Survey. an instrument consisting of a spirit level mounted under and parallel to a telescope, the latter being rigidly attached to its supports. [1830 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • dumpy level — /ˈdʌmpi lɛvəl/ (say dumpee levuhl) noun a surveying instrument consisting of a spirit level mounted under and parallel to a telescope, the latter being rigidly attached to its supports …   Australian English dictionary

  • Dumpy — may refer to: Dumpy level, an optical instrument used in surveying and building to transfer, measure, or set horizontal levels Dumpy s Rusty Nuts British rock band founded by Graham Dumpy Dunnell Scots Dumpy, a breed of chicken from Scotland… …   Wikipedia

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  • Gavatt level — Dumpy level Dump y lev el (Surv.) A level having a short telescope (hence its name) rigidly fixed to a table capable only of rotatory movement in a horizontal plane. The telescope is usually an inverting one. It is sometimes called the {Troughton …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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