Definitions for odometeroʊˈdɒm ɪ tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

o•dom•e•teroʊˈdɒm ɪ tər(n.)

  1. an instrument for measuring distance traveled, as by an automobile.

    Category: Automotive

Origin of odometer:

1785–95, Amer.; var. of hodometer < Gk hodó(s) way + -meter

o•do•met•ri•calˌoʊ dəˈmɛ trɪ kəl(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. odometer, hodometer, mileometer, milometer(noun)

    a meter that shows mileage traversed


  1. odometer(Noun)

    An instrument attached to the wheel of a vehicle, to measure the distance traversed.

  2. odometer(Noun)

    A wheel used by surveyors, which registers distance traversed.

  3. Origin: From hodometer, from +


  1. Odometer

    An odometer or odograph is an instrument that indicates distance traveled by a vehicle, such as a bicycle or automobile. The device may be electronic, mechanical, or a combination of the two. The word derives from the Greek words hodós and métron. In countries where Imperial units or US customary units are used, it is sometimes called a mileometer or milometer, or, colloquially, a tripometer.


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