Galton bar

noun Gal·ton bar \ˈgȯltən-\

Definition of Galton bar

  1. :  an instrument used in tests of the accuracy of estimate of visible lengths that consists of a horizontal bar to be bisected by an adjustable vertical line

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Origin and Etymology of galton bar

after Sir Francis Galton †1911 English scientist, its inventor


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