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,, "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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'inclinometer.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of inclinometer

1842, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about inclinometer

Time Traveler for inclinometer

Time Traveler

The first known use of inclinometer was in 1842

See more words from the same year

Statistics for inclinometer

Last Updated

6 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Inclinometer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

Comments on inclinometer

What made you want to look up inclinometer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

July 2020 Words of the Day Quiz

  • papercraft sunset
  • Which is a synonym of mien?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!