Recent Examples of altimeter from the Web
There are, too, actual pieces of actual ships — an altimeter cover flown aboard Apollo 9 and signed by mission commander Jim McDivitt, a pyrotechnic battery from the Apollo 11 lunar module.
The ocean is big, deep and impermeable to the laser altimeter that made mapping our less watery neighbor planets possible.
Mr. Davidson used a Ziplevel altimeter to determine the elevation, in relation to mean sea level, of various parts of the house — most critically the basement floor.
The 11-foot-long arm is riding aboard along with six other science gadgets, which include cameras, spectrometers, a laser altimeter, and an X-ray imaging system.
TIRED: Complex procedure for calibrating altimeter and barometer.
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Origin and Etymology of altimeter
First Known Use: 1904See Words from the same year
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Definition of altimeter for English Language Learners
: an instrument used for measuring the altitude of something (such as an airplane or a mountain)
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