surveyor's level

noun
surveying instrument consisting basically of a small telescope with an attached spirit level rotating around a vertical axis; for measuring relative heights of land
Hyponyms: ↑Abney level, ↑Dumpy level
Part Meronyms: ↑level, ↑spirit level

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noun
: a level consisting of a telescope and a spirit level mounted on a tripod, revolving on a vertical axis, and having leveling screws provided for adjustment — compare dumpy level, y level

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level (def. 9a).

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surveyor's level,
an instrument used by a surveyor to determine whether a surface is level; dumpy level.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Surveyor's level — Surveyor Sur*vey or, n. 1. One placed to superintend others; an overseer; an inspector. [1913 Webster] Were t not madness then, To make the fox surveyor of the fold? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. One who views and examines for the purpose of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surveyor's level — Level Lev el (l[e^]v [e^]l), n. [OE. level, livel, OF. livel, F. niveau, fr. L. libella level, water level, a plumb level, dim. of libra pound, measure for liquids, balance, water poise, level. Cf. {Librate}, {Libella}.] 1. A line or surface to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • surveyor's level — n. an instrument consisting of a revolving telescope mounted on a tripod and fitted with cross hairs and a spirit level, used by surveyors in finding points of identical elevation …   English World dictionary

  • surveyor's level — level (def. 9a). * * * ▪ instrument       instrument used in surveying to measure the height of distant points in relation to a bench mark (a point for which the height above sea level is accurately known). It consists of a telescope fitted with… …   Universalium

  • surveyor's level — /sɜˌveɪəz ˈlɛvəl/ (say ser.vayuhz levuhl) noun See level (def. 8) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Surveyor — Sur*vey or, n. 1. One placed to superintend others; an overseer; an inspector. [1913 Webster] Were t not madness then, To make the fox surveyor of the fold? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. One who views and examines for the purpose of ascertaining the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surveyor general — Surveyor Sur*vey or, n. 1. One placed to superintend others; an overseer; an inspector. [1913 Webster] Were t not madness then, To make the fox surveyor of the fold? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. One who views and examines for the purpose of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Surveyor's compass — Surveyor Sur*vey or, n. 1. One placed to superintend others; an overseer; an inspector. [1913 Webster] Were t not madness then, To make the fox surveyor of the fold? Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. One who views and examines for the purpose of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Level — Lev el (l[e^]v [e^]l), n. [OE. level, livel, OF. livel, F. niveau, fr. L. libella level, water level, a plumb level, dim. of libra pound, measure for liquids, balance, water poise, level. Cf. {Librate}, {Libella}.] 1. A line or surface to which,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Level of the sea — Level Lev el (l[e^]v [e^]l), n. [OE. level, livel, OF. livel, F. niveau, fr. L. libella level, water level, a plumb level, dim. of libra pound, measure for liquids, balance, water poise, level. Cf. {Librate}, {Libella}.] 1. A line or surface to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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