inclinometer

noun
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 Montero still has its inclinometer, which most of us find either amusing or bemusing. Kevin Smith, Car and Driver, "Seven 1990 SUVs Tested: Ford vs. GMC vs. Isuzu vs. Jeep vs. Mitsubishi vs. Nissan vs. Toyota," 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, star-telegram.com, "Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro returns for 2017, featuring the ultimate off-road experience," 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, "The Army Is Developing Computerized Sights for Snipers," 8 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of inclinometer

1842, in the meaning defined above

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6 Jul 2020

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“Inclinometer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inclinometer. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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