an·​e·​mom·​e·​ter | \ ˌa-nə-ˈmä-mə-tər \

Definition of anemometer

: an instrument for measuring and indicating the force or speed and sometimes direction of the wind

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This technology isn’t perfect—software still hiccups, anemometers still break—but El Faro’s black box has commemorated the crew in a way nothing else could. Craig Fehrman, Outside Online, "The Long Shadow of One of Our Worst Disasters at Sea," 16 May 2018 El Faro didn’t even have a working anemometer, a wind-speed gauge. Douglas Preston, New York Times, "A Disaster at Sea, Animated by 26 Hours of Black-Box Recordings," 1 May 2018 In addition to filming, Maravelias was also recording wind speeds with two anemometers. Angela Fritz, Washington Post, "Peak wind gust in Friday’s nor’easter was 97 mph, and this guy got it on video," 6 Mar. 2018 In the case of the Alpine Meadows gust, however, two wind-measuring anemometers survived the storm and had similar readings for the gust that buffeted Ward Peak, elevation 8,637 feet. Amy Graff, San Francisco Chronicle, "California has a new wind-speed record: 199 mph," 11 Jan. 2018 The wireless outdoor sensor features a thermometer, hygrometer, wind speed anemometer, wind direction vane and a self-emptying rainfall collector cup in a unit that is mounted on the roof. Chuck Fieldman,, "Clarendon Hills adds weather station to public work building," 1 May 2017

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1749, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anemometer was in 1749

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an·​e·​mom·​e·​ter | \ ˌa-nə-ˈmä-mə-tər \

Kids Definition of anemometer

: an instrument for measuring the speed of the wind

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