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o·dom·e·ter

 (ō-dŏm′ĭ-tər)
n.
An instrument that indicates distance traveled by a vehicle.

[French odomètre, from Greek hodometron : hodos, journey + metron, measure; see -meter.]

o·dom′e·try n.

odometer

(ɒˈdɒmɪtə; əʊ-)
n
(Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian a device that records the number of miles that a bicycle or motor vehicle has travelled. Also called: mileometer
[C18 hodometer, from Greek hodos way + -meter]
oˈdometry n

o•dom•e•ter

(oʊˈdɒm ɪ tər)

n.
an instrument for measuring distance traveled, as by an automobile.
[1785–95, Amer.; variant of hodometer < Greek hodó(s) way + -meter]
o•do•met•ri•cal (ˌoʊ dəˈmɛ trɪ kəl) adj.

odometer

a device for measuring the distance passed over, as by an automobile. Also spelled hodometer.
See also: Distance
an instrument for recording elapsed distance.
See also: Instruments
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.odometer - a meter that shows mileage traversedodometer - a meter that shows mileage traversed
meter - any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
automotive vehicle, motor vehicle - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle that does not run on rails
Translations
počítadlo mil
kilometertæller
mailimittari
miljometar
走行マイル計
주행 거리계
vägmätare
เครื่องวัดจำนวนไมล์
đồng hồ đo dặm

odometer

[ɒˈdɒmɪtəʳ] N (US) → cuentakilómetros m inv

odometer

[ɒˈdɒmɪtər] nodomètre m

odometer

odometer

[ɒˈdɒmɪtəʳ] n (Aut) → odometro

odometer

عَدَّادُ الْأَمْيَال ِ počítadlo mil kilometertæller Meilenzähler μετρητής μιλίων cuentakilómetros mailimittari compteur miljometar contamiglia 走行マイル計 주행 거리계 mijlenteller miles-teller licznik mil conta-quilómetros, hodômetro счетчик пройденного расстояния в милях vägmätare เครื่องวัดจำนวนไมล์ mil ölçer đồng hồ đo dặm 计程表
References in classic literature ?
In a cylindrical bracelet of gold about my wrist was my Barsoomian chronometer--a delicate instrument that records the tals and xats and zodes of Martian time, presenting them to view beneath a strong crystal much after the manner of an earthly odometer.
She could only guess at the distance she had been carried for she could not believe in the correctness of the high figures that had been piled upon the record of her odometer.
A SURGE in car clocking has seen rogue dealers knock millions of miles off odometers, leaving owners defrauded and facing potentially serious repair bills, councils have warned.
Today, she pleaded guilty to conspiracy to tamper with odometers, make false odometer certifications, and commit securities fraud and to 11 counts each of securities fraud and making false odometer certifications.
An Iranian-born used car salesman who sold autos in Britain with tens of thousands of miles knocked off the odometers and mocked customers who complained has been jailed for 16 months.
Sellers resort to the practice of tampering odometers to show a lower mileage because buyers believe that the lower the number of kilometer run, the higher the chance of a stronger vehicle.
There was slight progress on combating fraud in terms of tampering with odometers: the registration of odometer readings at every technical check will become mandatory.
Merchants alter odometers to increase their profit and sell the cars for more than they are worth.
Mohammed Ibrar, of Chetwynd Road, Ward End, wiped thousands of miles from the odometers of his cars and he also supplied his customers with fake service history documents.
Simon, an 81-year-old Simi Valley resident, tops an elite high-mileage club of more than 50 Daily News readers who so far have written in to say they've racked up more than 200,000 miles on their trusty vehicles' odometers.
After a day or two on the new legs though, the ants could gauge the distance correctly, as if they'd reset their odometers, researchers report in the June 30 Science.
The Fair Trade Commission (FTC) ordered two used-car dealers in Aichi Prefecture on Wednesday to stop manipulating cars' odometers to falsely indicate the vehicles had accumulated fewer kilometers driven, the antimonopoly watchdog said.