leveling rod

noun

Definition of leveling rod

: a graduated rod used in measuring the vertical distance between a point on the ground and the line of sight of a surveyor's level

First Known Use of leveling rod

1855, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about leveling rod

Time Traveler for leveling rod

Time Traveler

The first known use of leveling rod was in 1855

See more words from the same year

Statistics for leveling rod

Cite this Entry

“Leveling rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leveling%20rod. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on leveling rod

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with leveling rod

Comments on leveling rod

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

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A More Exception(al) Quiz

  • hot dog  hot dog  hot dog  hot dog cat
  • Which of the following words is not a synonym for ‘a young person’?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

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

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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