Definition of “anemometer” - English Dictionary


“anemometer” in English

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anemometernoun [ C ]

uk /ˌæn.ɪˈmɒm.ɪ.tər/ us /ˌæn.əˈmɑː.mə.t̬ɚ/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • During the recent gales on the West Coast of Ireland the anemometer registered the unprecedented velocity of one hundred-and-ten miles per hour. 
  • On top of the screen a Robinson's anemometer was screwed. 
  • Probably a sphere would prove most useful for a pressure anemometer, since owing to its symmetrical shape it would not require a weathercock. 
  • The other forms of velocity anemometer may be described as belonging to the windmill type. 
  • They have their anemometer always on the twirl, and can tell you the force, or at least the pace, of a gale, by day or night. 

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

“anemometer” in American English

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anemometernoun [ C ]

us /ˌæn·əˈmɑm··t̬ər/

earth science a device that measures the speed and force of wind

(Definition of “anemometer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)