speedometer
noun Date: 1903 1. an instrument for indicating speed ; tachometer 2. an instrument for indicating distance traversed as well as speed of travel; also odometer

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  • speedometer — (n.) 1904, from SPEED (Cf. speed) + METER (Cf. meter). A Germanic Greek hybrid and thus execrated by purists. [T]he ancient Greeks & Romans knew what speed was, & yet no one supposes they called it speed, whence it follows that speedo &… …   Etymology dictionary

  • speedometer — ► NOUN ▪ an instrument on a vehicle s dashboard indicating its speed …   English terms dictionary

  • speedometer — [spi däm′ət ər] n. [< SPEED + METER] a device, often combined with an odometer, attached to a motor vehicle, etc. to indicate speed, as in miles per hour: it is usually connected to the transmission by a flexible drive shaft …   English World dictionary

  • Speedometer — [ thumb|300px| An animation of an Aston Martin speedometer, showing how an eddy current speedometer indicates the vehicle s speed.] A speedometer is a device that measures the instantaneous speed of a land vehicle. Now universally fitted to motor …   Wikipedia

  • speedometer — /spee dom i teuhr, spi /, n. an instrument on an automobile or other vehicle for indicating the rate of travel in miles or kilometers per hour. [1900 05; SPEED + O + METER] * * * ▪ vehicle instrument  instrument that indicates the speed of a… …   Universalium

  • speedometer — UK [spɪˈdɒmɪtə(r)] / US [spɪˈdɑmɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms speedometer : singular speedometer plural speedometers the piece of equipment in a vehicle that shows how fast it is going …   English dictionary

  • speedometer — Instrument usually found on the dashboard which is used to determine forward speed of a vehicle in kilometers per hour or miles per hour. See analog speedometer digital speedometer HUD …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • speedometer — [[t]spiːdɒ̱mɪtə(r)[/t]] speedometers N COUNT A speedometer is the instrument in a vehicle which shows how fast the vehicle is moving …   English dictionary

  • speedometer — spee|do|me|ter sb., speedomet(e)ret, speedometre, speedometrene, i sms. speedometer , fx speedometergaranti, speedometernål …   Dansk ordbog

  • speedometer — greitmatis statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Judančio kūno greičio matuoklis. atitikmenys: angl. speed counter; speed gage; speed gauge; speed indicator; speedometer vok. Geschwindigkeitsmesser, m rus. велосиметр, m;… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • speedometer — greitmatis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. speed counter; speed gage; speed gauge; speedometer vok. Geschwindigkeitsmesser, m rus. велосиметр, m; скоростемер, m; спидометр, m pranc. indicateur de vitesse, m; vélocimètre, m ryšiai: dar …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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