leveling rod

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leveling rod was in 1855

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“Leveling rod.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leveling%20rod. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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