Meaning of ODOMETER in English


ōˈdäməd.ə(r) noun

Etymology: French odomètre, modification of Greek hodometron, hodometros instrument for measuring distance, from hodos way, road + metron measure — more at cede , meter

1. : an instrument attached to a vehicle to measure the distance traversed

some speedometers are equipped with a trip odometer which registers distance traveled up to 999.9 miles — Ernest Venk & William Landon

2. : a wheel used by surveyors that registers the miles and rods traversed

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