Fr odomètre < Gr hodometros < hodos, way (see -ode1) + metron, measure
odometer in Automotive EngineeringPowered by COBUILD (oʊdɒmɪtər) or mileometer
Word forms: (regular plural) odometers
(Automotive engineering: Vehicle components, Bodywork, controls, and accessories) An odometer is a device in a vehicle which shows how far the vehicle has traveled.
⇒ There were over 10,000 kilometers on the odometer. ⇒ Older vehicles with higher odometer readings will require a full service. ⇒ Potential buyers should not trust odometer readings. Instead they should check that the wear and tear on the vehicle is consistent
with the claimed mileage.
Word builder-meterThe suffix meter is often used for devices that measure things.