ceilometer

noun
ceil·​om·​e·​ter | \ sē-ˈlä-mə-tər How to pronounce ceilometer (audio) \

Definition of ceilometer

: a photoelectric instrument for determining by triangulation the height of the cloud ceiling above the earth

First Known Use of ceilometer

1943, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ceilometer

ceiling + -o- + -meter

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“Ceilometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceilometer. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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