peirameter

noun
pei·​ram·​e·​ter | \ pīˈramətə(r), -ətə- \

Definition of peirameter

: a dynamometer of the kind used to indicate the power necessary to haul a truck or carriage over a road or track

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History and Etymology for peirameter

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 1 Jul. 2022.

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