in·​cli·​nom·​e·​ter ˌin-klə-ˈnä-mə-tər How to pronounce inclinometer (audio)
: 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 six-foot-tall body tips precariously in hard cornering, easily pegging the inclinometer. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 1 July 2023 Similar to an aircraft's artificial-horizon indicator, the inclinometer measures the angle of grades and warns of impending tip-over; its readings are trustworthy, however, only when the Raider is stationary. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 1 July 2023 From the Montero Sport the Raider gets full carpeting, cloth seats, the automatically locking front hubs, and, in the center of the dash, an auxiliary gauge panel, which includes an inclinometer. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, 1 July 2023 The sole zippered pocket on the chest stores a phone or inclinometer within easy reach. Kelly Bastone, Outside Online, 18 Oct. 2022 Hill-descent control pairs with the inclinometer display and includes the option of multiple camera views, including one that makes the hood transparent in order to show what’s directly beneath when windshield visibility is limited. Alexandra Cheney, Robb Report, 7 Oct. 2022 The inclinometer contains two accelerometers used to measure gravity prior to the rotor spin-up and takeoff process. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 7 June 2022 The patch allows the helicopter to take similar measurements to the inclinometer, but using the accelerometers contained in the inertial measurement unit (IMU). Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 7 June 2022 But, without the inclinometer, the algorithm that runs these three systems can’t kick things off. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 7 June 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of inclinometer was in 1842

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“Inclinometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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