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Cyclometer

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cyclometer A contrivance for recording the revolutions of a wheel, as of a bicycle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cyclometer An instrument for recording the revolutions of a wheel or the distance traversed by a vehicle; an odometer.
    • n cyclometer A circle-squarer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cyclometer an instrument for measuring circular arcs: an apparatus attached to the wheel of a cycle for registering the distance traversed
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cyclo-, + -meter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kyklos, a circle.

Usage

In literature:

It geared into a "unit" drum, just as do speed-indicators and cyclometers.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
The log worked on the same principal as a bicycle cyclometer.
"A Gunner Aboard the "Yankee"" by Russell Doubleday
The aluminum cyclometers made by the Trenton Watch Company made a very handsome display.
"The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 18, March 11, 1897" by Various
This explains the whole succession of cyclometers, and all the heroes of the Budget.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
Common cyclometers sink into puny orthodoxy by his side.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
We always called it a mile; but the last time he was home on leave Freddy measured it with his new cyclometer.
"A Sheaf of Corn" by Mary E. Mann
We had no cyclometer, but two men checked the revolution of the wheel.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
Don't let your cyclometer be your master.
"Harper's Round Table, October 1, 1895" by Various
I secretly placed a cyclometer upon the doctor's carriage.
"Final Proof" by R. Ottolengui
He had taken note of the cyclometer at the time he passed Felix Wagner.
"Great Hike" by Alan Douglas
The cyclometer or speedometer.
"The Psychology of Arithmetic" by Edward L. Thorndike
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