Dictionary

speedometer

noun speed·om·e·ter \spi-ˈdä-mə-tər\

: an instrument in a car, truck, etc., that indicates how fast the vehicle is going

Full Definition of SPEEDOMETER

1
:  an instrument for indicating speed :  tachometer
2
:  an instrument for indicating distance traversed as well as speed of travel; also :  odometer
ADVERTISEMENT

First Known Use of SPEEDOMETER

1903
SPEEDOMETER Defined for Kids

speedometer

noun speed·om·e·ter \spi-ˈdä-mə-tər\

Definition of SPEEDOMETER for Kids

:  an instrument that measures speed

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: speed pulleyPrevious Word in the Dictionary: speed of lightAll Words Near: speedometer
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears