Peirameter

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Peirameter A dynamometer for measuring the force required to draw wheel carriages on roads of different constructions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peirameter An instrument for ascertaining the degree of resistance which the surfaces of different kinds of roads offer to wheeled carriages, etc., passing over them. Also pirameter.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Peirameter an instrument for measuring the resistances of road-surface to traction
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. pei^ra a trial + -meter,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. peira, a trial.