Meaning of “altimeter” in the English Dictionary

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"altimeter" in British English

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altimeternoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæl.tɪ.miː.tər/ us /ælˈtɪm.ə.t̬ɚ/

Examples from literature

  • But the altimeter needle was motionless. 
  • He verified all his instruments—the map-holder, the compass, the altimeter, the tachometer, the speedometer—with searching care. 
  • The altimeter showed that he was hovering at eight thousand feet above ground-level. 
  • The altimeter was trying to keep up with the boat and just couldn't, half the time. 
  • They had fired at me two hundred times: my bullets, before the breakdown, had gone through their altimeter and their tachometer, which had caused their excitement. 

(Definition of “altimeter” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)