tran·​sit·​er | \ -tə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of transiter

: a transit attachment consisting of a wire that can be made to traverse the field of a transit at a rate that will keep it continuously bisecting an object (as a star) passing across the field of view and of a device for registering such passage across definite points in the field

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“Transiter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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