Odometer meaning

ō-dŏmĭ-tər
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An instrument that indicates distance traveled by a vehicle.
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An instrument for measuring the distance traveled by a vehicle.
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An instrument for indicating the distance traveled by a vehicle, typically by measuring the number of rotations of a wheel or fan whose rate of rotation depends on the speed of the vehicle.
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An instrument attached to the wheel of a vehicle, to measure the distance traversed.
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A wheel used by surveyors, which registers distance traversed.
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Origin of odometer

  • French odomètre from Greek hodometron hodos journey metron measure –meter

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From hodometer, from Ancient Greek ὁδός (hodós, “road, path, way") + μέτρον (métron, “measure") (equivalent to +"Ž -meter).

    From Wiktionary