peirameter

noun

pei·​ram·​e·​ter
pīˈramətə(r),
-ətə-
: a dynamometer of the kind used to indicate the power necessary to haul a truck or carriage over a road or track

Word History

Etymology

Greek peira trial, attempt + English -meter; akin to Greek peiran to attempt

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“Peirameter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peirameter. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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