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n.1.A horizontal graduated bar mounted on a staff, used as a stadium, or telemeter, for measuring distances.
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7, 2007--Ensign Matt Adams, assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS McFaul (DDG 74), uses a stadimeter to determine the range to Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Laramie (T-AO 203) and USS John L.