in·​cli·​nom·​e·​ter | \ ˌin-klə-ˈnä-mə-tər How to pronounce inclinometer (audio) , ˌiŋ-; ˌin-ˌklī- \

Definition of inclinometer

: an instrument for indicating the inclination to the horizontal of an axis (as of an airplane)

Examples of inclinometer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fuselage contains an upper sensor assembly, affixed to Ingenuity’s mast, which includes of an inclinometer, an IMU, and elements that minimize flight vibration to protect the helicopter's electronics. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 20 Feb. 2021 The Montero still has its inclinometer, which most of us find either amusing or bemusing. Kevin Smith, Car and Driver, 22 June 2020 On the dash are analog instruments, along with a 4.2-inch color Multi-Information Display with an inclinometer and tilt gauge, outside temperature, odometer, trip meters and average fuel economy numbers. Star-telegram,, 3 June 2017 Built around a Leupold Mark IV 6-222 power riflescope, BOSS incorporates an eye-safe laser range finder, internal environmental sensor suite, platform orientation inclinometers, and sophisticated ballistic calculator. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 8 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of inclinometer

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Inclinometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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