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odometer

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noun odom·e·ter \ō-ˈdä-mə-tər\

Simple Definition of odometer

  • : a device in a car, truck, etc., that measures the distance that the vehicle has traveled

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of odometer

  1. :  an instrument for measuring the distance traveled (as by a vehicle)

Origin of odometer

French odomètre, from Greek hodometron, from hodos way, road + metron measure — more at measure


First Known Use: 1791


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odometer

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noun odom·e·ter \ō-ˈdä-mə-tər\

Definition of odometer for Students

  1. :  an instrument for measuring the distance traveled (as by a vehicle)




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