leveling rod
noun Date: 1855 a graduated rod used in measuring the vertical distance between a point on the ground and the line of sight of a surveyor's level

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  • leveling rod — or leveling staff n. Surveying a graduated rod used in determining the difference in elevation between two points …   English World dictionary

  • leveling rod — lev′eling rod n. sur rod 15) • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • leveling rod — Survey. rod (def. 19). [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • leveling rod — noun : a graduated rod used in measuring the vertical distance between a point on the ground and the line of sight of a surveyor s level …   Useful english dictionary

  • leveling staff — leveling rod or leveling staff, a graduated rod or staff used with a level to determine heights in surveying …   Useful english dictionary

  • rod|man — «ROD muhn», noun, plural men. the man who carries the leveling rod in surveying …   Useful english dictionary

  • rod — rodless, adj. rodlike, adj. /rod/, n., v., rodded, rodding. n. 1. a stick, wand, staff, or the like, of wood, metal, or other material. 2. a straight, slender shoot or stem of any woody plant, whether still growing or cut from the plant. 3. See… …   Universalium

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leveling instrument — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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