hypsometer

noun
hyp·​som·​e·​ter | \ hip-ˈsä-mə-tər How to pronounce hypsometer (audio) \

Definition of hypsometer

: any of various instruments for determining the height of trees by triangulation

First Known Use of hypsometer

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypsometer

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek hypsos height (akin to Old English ūp up) + International Scientific Vocabulary -meter — more at up

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“Hypsometer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypsometer. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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