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leveling rod

Syllabification: lev·el·ing rod

Definition of leveling rod in English:

noun

A graduated pole with a movable marker, held upright and used with a surveying instrument to measure differences in elevation. Also called leveling pole, leveling staff.
Example sentences
  • Rod scale error arises when leveling rods are shorter or longer than indicated by the graduations.
  • Then the image of the vertical leveling rod will be seen through the telescope as horizontal.
  • The leveling rods were calibrated in March 1995 by the U.S. Navy Gage and Standards Laboratory, Pomona.

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