du·​rom·​e·​ter | \ du̇-ˈrä-mə-tər How to pronounce durometer (audio) also dyu̇- \

Definition of durometer

: an instrument for measuring hardness

Examples of durometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The use of methyl ethyl ketone had increased scores so much that rules were put in place mandating a degree of coverstock hardness as measured by a device known as a Shore durometer. Brendan I. Koerner, Wired, 27 May 2021 Meanwhile the midsole of the shoe is dual durometer (two different degrees of firmness) to provide stability and responsiveness during horizontal weight shifts. Mike Dojc, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 Cast at 78a durometer, these wheels are deceptively fast despite their garbage truck-like appearance. Popular Science, 29 June 2020 On the mountain side, where Maxxis pretty much rules, there’s a tread pattern and rubber durometer for everyone, casings are tougher than ever, and tire weights are coming down. Aaron Gulley, Outside Online, 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of durometer

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for durometer

Latin durus hard

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“Durometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/durometer. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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