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spirit level

n.
See level.

spirit level

n
(Tools) a device for setting horizontal surfaces, consisting of an accurate block of material in which a sealed slightly curved tube partially filled with liquid is set so that the air bubble rests between two marks on the tube when the block is horizontal

spir′it lev`el


n.
a device for determining true horizontal or vertical directions by centering a bubble in a glass tube of alcohol or ether.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spirit level - indicator that establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid
carpenter's level - a straight bar of light metal with a spirit level in it
indicator - a device for showing the operating condition of some system
mason's level - a level longer than a carpenter's level
surveyor's level - surveying instrument consisting basically of a small telescope with an attached spirit level rotating around a vertical axis; for measuring relative heights of land
Translations
مِقياس إسْتِواء السَّطح
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vaterpas
alkoholos vízszintezõ
hallamælir
kabarcıklı düzeçtesviye ruhu

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spirit

(ˈspirit) noun
1. a principle or emotion which makes someone act. The spirit of kindness seems to be lacking in the world nowadays.
2. a person's mind, will, personality etc thought of as distinct from the body, or as remaining alive eg as a ghost when the body dies. Our great leader may be dead, but his spirit still lives on; (also adjective) the spirit world; Evil spirits have taken possession of him.
3. liveliness; courage. He acted with spirit.
ˈspirited adjective
full of courage or liveliness. a spirited attack/description.
ˈspiritedly adverb
ˈspirits noun plural
1. a person's mood. He's in good/high/low spirits (= He's happy / very cheerful / depressed); This news may raise his spirits.
2. strong alcoholic drink, eg whisky, gin, vodka etc.
ˈspiritual (-tʃul) adjective
of one's spirit or soul, or of one's religious beliefs.
ˈspiritually adverb
spirit level
a tool consisting of a bar containing a glass tube of liquid, for testing whether a surface is level.
References in classic literature ?
Surely the long straight rows of stately poplars that divide the beautiful landscape like the squares of a checker-board are set with line and plummet, and their uniform height determined with a spirit level. Surely the straight, smooth, pure white turnpikes are jack-planed and sandpapered every day.
This first-time presentation was part of a cell based on a 100-metric-ton all-electric Allrounder 470A press molding two housing parts for a spirit level in 46 sec using a 1 + 1 cavity family mold.
ALWAYS USE A SPIRIT LEVEL To get a straight line, always use a spirit level or digital laser level.
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It might 'look' straight from where you're standing, but holding up a pencil, squinting or standing on the other side of the room never matches the accuracy of actually using a spirit level. You really don't want to do all the work and then realise your shelf is a little lopsided after all.
FWhat you'll need: gloves; a crowbar; claw hammer; shovel; panel saw; rake; spirit level; post hole digger; some string; breaker; 2x 1 meter lengths of 50x100mm wood; watering can, or bucket; short piece of batten; a few bricks for propping up; tape measure; grinder.
KIT LIST YOU'LL NEED TO BUILD A WATER BUTT To do this job you will need: A water butt (with stand, to raise it off the ground) A water butt diverter kit, to match your downpipe A tape measure A spirit level A hack saw A drill with a 25mm bit A rubber mallet (or block of wood and a hammer) A concrete paving slab and sharp sand (if fitting on an uneven surface) BE SURE TO RAISE YOUR BUTT OFF THE GROUND Depending on how much space you have, you can buy water butts that hold various volumes of water, from 25 litres up to over 500 litres.
GREAT British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain used a spirit level to check her three-tier orange drizzle cake was perfectly straight for Her Majesty.
Spirit Level gets to the heart of what makes a family and what makes a good relationship.
C'est sans doute ce qui est arrive a tout spectateur qui est alle voir [beaucoup moins que]The Spirit Level on stage[beaucoup plus grand que], le 9 juin au Theatre National Mohammed V [1] .