An instrument for measuring the distance travelled by a wheeled vehicle.
- In other words, ‘spinning out’ will cause a wheel-driven odometer to measure more distance between locations than actually exists.
- It took a few minutes before I noticed that I had just hit 78,000 miles… and my trip meter and my odometer are now completely in sync.
- At the time of the sale to Mr. Stieger, the odometer reading for the vehicle was 42, 416 kilometres.
Late 18th century: from French odomètre, from Greek hodos 'way' + -meter.
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