- speedometer (n.)
- 1904, from speed + -meter. A Germanic-Greek hybrid and thus much execrated.
[T]he ancient Greeks & Romans knew what speed was, & yet no-one supposes they called it speed, whence it follows that speedo- & speedometer are barbarisms. [Fowler]
The correct classical formation is tachometer.
- 1. The speedometer showed that we were doing 50 miles per hour.
- 2. The speedometer was rocking between 60 and 65.
- 3. The instrument that measures the speed is a speedometer.
- 4. You can define the excessive speed of your motor - car by a speedometer.
- 5. The speedometer was touching 120 mph.
[ speedometer 造句 ]