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altimeter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Air
altimeteral‧ti‧me‧ter /ˈæltɪˌmiːtə $ ælˈtɪmɪtər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TTAan instrument in an aircraft that tells you how high you are
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altimeterThen I noticed my digital altimeter watch had gone blank, a casualty.A laser altimeter will measure the distance to Eros, gradually assembling a detailed topographical map.National Aeronautics and Space Administration engineers touted an experiment aboard Endeavour called the shuttle laser altimeter.I looked at the altimeter, but it was too dim to read.I was detailed to get the altimeter.He watched the altimeter unwind and felt his straps grip as the desert floor swung up to face him.He watched the altimeter unwind and he blinked repeatedly as his Kittyhawk smashed through the tortured, blackened air.
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