Origin of clinometerclino- + -meter
Any of various surveying instruments for measuring angles of elevation, slope, or incline, as of an embankment. Also called inclinometer .
- cli′no·met′ric cli′no·met′ri·cal
- Range is reduced by increasing the angle of elevation (by clinometer) or by using reduced charges.
- The old method of giving quadrant elevation by clinometer was obviously too slow.