Abney level

Ab·​ney level | \ ˈabnē- \

Definition of Abney level

: a surveying clinometer consisting of a short telescope, bubble tube, and graduated vertical arc used especially for measuring tree heights

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First Known Use of Abney level

1883, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Abney level

after Wm. de Wiveleslie Abney †1920 English scientist

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“Abney level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Abney%20level. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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