Dumpy-level

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dumpy-level a spirit-level used in surveying, having a short telescope with a large aperture
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From a provincial form dump, a clumsy piece.

Usage

In literature:

What's a dumpy leveller?
"Dick o' the Fens" by George Manville Fenn
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