from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A modified theodolite in which the directions are not read off, but marked upon a small sheet, which is changed at each station.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A device, having a vertical scale and a movable headboard, for measuring a person's height


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  • A modified theodolite

    September 14, 2011

  • Ooooh. Thanks, fbharjo!

    September 14, 2011