cli·​nom·​e·​ter | \ klī-ˈnä-mə-tər How to pronounce clinometer (audio) \

Definition of clinometer

: any of various instruments for measuring angles of elevation or inclination

Examples of clinometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Along with their cutting-edge measuring rods, telescopes, spirit levels, and clinometers, the couple had at least one piece of equipment that had been entirely unavailable to Vyse: a camera. Jimmy Maher, Ars Technica, 15 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of clinometer

1811, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clinometer

Greek klinein to lean

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“Clinometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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