dumpy level


: a surveyor's level with a short telescope rigidly fixed and rotating only in a horizontal plane

Word History

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dumpy level was in 1838

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“Dumpy level.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dumpy%20level. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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