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 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, "What We Learned From Our 2019 Bike Test," 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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Cite this Entry

“Durometer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/durometer. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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dull or mediocre

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