Meaning of “theodolite” in the English Dictionary

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"theodolite" in British English

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theodolitenoun [ C ]

uk /θiˈɒd.əl.aɪt/ us /θiˈɑː.də.laɪt/ specialized

a piece of equipment like a small telescope, used for measuring horizontal and vertical angles:

The surveyor set up his theodolite and took some measurements.

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