dekameter

noun
deka·​me·​ter | \-ˌmē-tər \

Definition of dekameter 

: a unit of length equal to 10 meters — see Metric System Table

First Known Use of dekameter

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about dekameter

Dictionary Entries near dekameter

dekagram

De Kalb

dekaliter

dekameter

dekametric

dekan

dekar

Statistics for dekameter

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for dekameter

The first known use of dekameter was circa 1879

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for dekameter

dekameter

noun
deka·​me·​ter
variants: or decameter or chiefly British decametre \ -​ˌmēt-​ər \

Medical Definition of dekameter 

: a metric unit of length equal to 10 meters

More from Merriam-Webster on dekameter

See words that rhyme with dekameter

Comments on dekameter

What made you want to look up dekameter? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a trusted follower

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Vocab Quiz

  • the-education-of-achilles-eugne-delacroix
  • Which is a synonym of discomfit?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!