dimeter

noun

dim·​e·​ter ˈdi-mə-tər How to pronounce dimeter (audio)
: a line of verse consisting of two metrical feet or of two dipodies

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Speer’s 124-grain Gold Dot load, which is actually a great choice for pistols too, will generally expand to almost twice its original dimeter and penetrate between 16 and 18 inches out of a pistol caliber carbine. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, 27 July 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Greek dimetros, adjective, being a dimeter, from di- + metron measure — more at measure

First Known Use

1589, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dimeter was in 1589

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Cite this Entry

“Dimeter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dimeter. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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