a musical instrument when planning on taking altitudes as a quadrant sextant etc
- an instrument that steps the level above floor; utilized in navigation
- a guitar for taking altitudes, as a quadrant, sextant, etc.
1918, from contemporary Latin altimeter, from alti- "high" (from Latin altus; see old) + -meter.
Electronic or technical instrument that measures a plane's altitude. (sport: Hang gliding)
- digital or technical instrument determine an aircraft's altitude. (sport: Paragliding)
(n.) A musical instrument for taking altitudes, as a quadrant, sextant, etc.