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An instrument or device used to measure the skull.

cra′ni·o·met′ric (-ə-mĕt′rĭk), cra′ni·o·met′ri·cal adj.


(Tools) an instrument for measuring the cranium or skull


(ˌkreɪ niˈɒm ɪ tər)

an instrument for measuring the external dimensions of skulls.
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Noun1.craniometer - an instrument for measuring skull sizes
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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Moreover, Friel's acceptance of a measuring device, even a metaphorical one here, is singular for a writer who associates measuring devices--whether the theodolites used by the British surveyors in the Ordnance Survey depicted in Translations or the craniometer employed by Dr Richard Gore in The Home Place (2005)--with reductive modernity.
On the Importance to the Anthropologist and Ethnologist of an Accurate Method of measuring Human Crania and of recording the Results; with a Description of a new Craniometer, Ulster Journal of Archaeology 1: 198-208 (1st series).
Written in Russian, German, English and Latin, like the notebooks he kept during his student days (Greenop 1944, 29), they record nothing of the personal: sketches; a population census of Erub; cranial measurements, perhaps using the craniometer he had taken to Micronesia in 1876 (Webster 1984, 345); measurements and observations on skin and eye colour and other physical attributes; and notes on cranial deformation among Mabuiag infants.